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No denying it. August is here. That means we’re onboarding new RAs and spreading the #Git joy once again. Here’s what I give them... 1/
@michaelstepner’s blog post gives a pithy intro to why researchers should ditch Dropbox code and get with #Git. 2/ michaelstepner.com/blog/git-vs-dr…
@michaelstepner Gentzkow + Shapiro’s "Practitioner’s Guide” is the Bible for coding in the social sciences. 3/ web.stanford.edu/~gentzkow/rese…
@michaelstepner This awesome #Git game gives hands-on practice — great for picking up Git’s tricky lingo. 4/ learngitbranching.js.org
@michaelstepner My go-to #Git GUI is @SourceTree. You can run Git in Terminal, of course, but the images help newbies pick it up. 5/
Once they’ve mastered the basics, this blog gives a great run down on good branching models. 6/ nvie.com/posts/a-succes…
Translating #gitflow for researchers: a "release" can be a paper or a presentation. They're results you've shown the outside world. 7/
Beyond that, your university library likely offers Git workshops. No need to re-invent the wheel! 8/8 cal.lib.virginia.edu/calendar/event…
@josh_t_dean shared these tips on blending #Git and @Dropbox. A nice bridge if some teammates are slow to embrace version control. 9/8 github.com/kbjarkefur/Git…
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