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Git and Code Ocean: Better Together

Code Ocean
Jul 24, 2019 · 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
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Quick commit
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Commit details
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Files affected by the commit
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Import repositories from other Git hosting sites
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Clone your repository
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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.

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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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