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Derrick Stolee


The Story of Scalar

New to Git v2.38, Scalar is a built-in repository manager for large repos. Here, we’ll tell the story of how Scalar went from a rough VFS for Git successor to a fully-integrated Git tool, with all of the engineering lessons learned in the process.

Commits are snapshots, not diffs

Commits are snapshots, not diffs

Git has a reputation for being confusing. Users stumble over terminology and phrasing that misguides their expectations. This is most apparent in commands that "rewrite history" such as git cherry-pick or git rebase. In my experience,…