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How To Make Life Easier When Using Git

by Shane Hudson

You don’t need to know your trees from your dangling blobs. If you use Git every day and feel like it’s a juggling act, then here are some tricks and tips to help make your life a bit easier.

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March 2020 • Shipping now

Ethical Design Handbook:
Leaving Dark Patterns Behind.

With practical techniques & strategies to make honest design work for digital products. Help your business grow sustainably — without dark patterns — and comply with GDPR and CCPA.

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