About Avijit Bandyopadhyay

Feb 1, 2015 • Avijit Bandyopadhyay

Avijit Bandyopadhyay is an experienced computer engineer who loves to mentor. He has worked for more than 11 years in a variety of industries utilizing a variety of languages. He has experience in software best practices including code reviews, agile development and continuous integration. Avijit has a Bachelors in computer engineering, and presently lives in Toronto.

What I found hardest about using Git the first time was… Since I have experience with git and bitbucket (not github but almost the same), this will be going from memory. My first time with git, although the mental model made sense, I had trouble with the git commands and doing “simple” things like making atomic commits. In particular, I had trouble with git fetch/pull from remotes into local. Once I got past that, I had issues with rewriting history. It was quite alien to me that one could rewrite history in a ‘code repository’. I had a lot of trouble with rebasing and needed to spend a lot of time undoing my mistakes. While it was a great way to learn, it certainly wasn’t good from an efficiency point of view.