Version control with git cheat-sheet

I was asked whether I can write a brief summary on how to use git for source code version control, so, here it goes.

The easiest way to start with git is to clone an existing repository. It is as easy as this:

$ cd directory/where/you/want/to/have/your/files
$ git clone https://github.com/erolms/raspberry-lab.git
$ ls -1
raspberry-lab
$ cd raspberry-lab
$ ls -1
LICENSE
README.md
piface-led-show

Assuming you want to start with your own source code you should follow this path. Whether you’re starting with an empty directory or already existing source tree, first step in integrating your source code into the version control system is to initialize the repository. Git is keeping its entire version control system inside a .git sub-directory. So for the start I took some old Java sources of mine and then I initialized it with git.

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A Glimpse of the Things to come

As you might have noticed I moved the website to a dedicated domain with a name that is more appropriate and reflecting to the content of this website.

Besides the new domain name I configured some social network integration into my WordPress installation. This should make it easier for you to stay up-to-date with the posts over here.

But besides of moving the domain, here’s a glimpse of the things to come relating to the website and projects I have in plan:

  • Create GitHub Repository for published source files (done)
  • Programming Atmel microprocessors
  • Integrating Atmel with Sensors and peripherals via I2C Bus
  • Communication Library for Raspberry Pi/Atmel communication
  • Working with Sensors
  • and probably some other projects as things come along

Stay tuned for new posts and happy experimenting.

Cheers,
Erol

Unboxing the Raspberry Pi

After a full week of waiting for the goods, Friday morning I finally received the UPS parcel with my Raspberry Pi and few other things.

I have to admit, delivery time of approximately one week is decent performance for the Supplier (Farnell) and UPS for shipping the parcel from UK to Germany over the New Years Eve Holidays.

Finally in my hands, eager to start playing with it, I made some good old-fashioned unboxing photos. Read more for the pictures.
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A Kingdom for a SSL Certificate

As Shakespeare once said – SSL Certificate, SSL Certificate, my kingdom for a SSL Certificate.

Well, not really a kingdom but for a few Euros you get a SSL Certificate from RapidSSL with two Year validity. Entire order process took just few minutes, uploaded the Cert to Plesk Control Panel and that’s about it.

Oh, yes, worth to mention: google for “rapidssl promo code”, first hit is yours. Follow the link, register, upload CSR, approve the registration and you’re done. With aprox. 13 € your site is secured for two Years. Not too bad at all.

Erol

Raspberry Pi Laboratories