I’ve been using GitHub Classroom with my second and third-year students this year, and it’s overall been really great. The plan right now is to use it with my CSAPA classes as well when we get to a point where we’re working on larger projects. If you haven’t tried it yet, give it a shot.
Noticed last week that with the GitHub Education account we also qualify for a free educational Travis-CI account. Yes, the .org accounts are free anyway. But we’re using private repositories and that’s not supported by the .org version of Travis. So we need the .com.
Spent some time last week building a NetBeans project that I’ll use as a starter for later projects that supports Travis and JUnit if needed. But I didn’t want all of my commits to the template included in the project repositories, so I needed a way to remove commits.
Stack Overflow to the rescue.
The first method, and the one I used works as long as you’re not using submodules. Since I’m not, it worked great. I did tweak this just a bit from the Stack Overflow version since we’re using Windows machines in the lab.
cd /wherever-your-project-is/ rmdir .git /S git init git add . git commit -m "Initial commit" git remote add origin <github-uri> git push -u --force origin master
The other version supposedly works with submodules, but since I didn’t need that I haven’t tried it.
cd /wherever-your-project-is/ git checkout --orphan newBranch git add -A # Add all files and commit them git commit git branch -D master # Deletes the master branch git branch -m master # Rename the current branch to master git push -f origin master # Force push master branch to github git gc --aggressive --prune=all # remove the old files
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