Git and Code Ocean: Better Together

Code Ocean
Jul 24 · 2 min read

Git is the defacto standard for version control, already used widely amongst researchers, making it a necessary tool to add to the Code Ocean workflow. After a first release earlier this year, we have expanded this capability providing a solid method of version control to record a history of all the changes within a compute capsule over the life of a project.

You now can:

  • Commit changes directly from the platform
  • See the list of files changed when viewing a commit
  • Open the diff viewer to see more details about a commit
  • See which commit the results were generated from when viewing your timeline
  • Import repositories from other Git hosting sites
  • Clone your repository so you can work locally in another Git-enabled environment and push those changes back to Code Ocean when you are ready
  • Perform Git commands within Cloud Workstation just as you would on your local machine
Quick commit
Commit details
Files affected by the commit
Import repositories from other Git hosting sites
Clone your repository
Perform Git commands within Cloud Workstation just as you would on your local machine

This is a huge step forward in our efforts to create a more robust toolkit to enhance versioning, collaboration, and portability of computational code from the beginning of a research project through its completion. To learn more about our latest Git update, visit our Knowledgebase that has in-depth tutorials on how to make the most out of our new features.

Elizabeth Tobey is the Director of Marketing at Code Ocean. She loves cheese and tiny dachshunds. You can find her on Medium @dahanese

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