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Don’t be a Tool

Developers often associate their identity with a programming language or a framework. I’m a Java developer, I’m a JavaScript developer, I’m a React developer, or I’m a back-end developer. It’s an understandable perspective, however, if you asked a carpenter what he does for a living, and he answered, “I’m a user of hammers,” it wouldn’t …

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fatal: git checkout: updating paths is incompatible with switching branches.

Using GIT I tried to pull down a new remote branch using: git checkout –track -b my-branch-name origin/my-branch-name When I did this I got this error message: fatal: git checkout: updating paths is incompatible with switching branches. Did you intend to checkout ‘origin/my-branch-name’ which can not be resolved as commit? This error message was a …

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