Pragmatic Version Control Using Git, Volume 1

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Pragmatic Bookshelf, 2008 - Computers - 179 pages
15 Reviews

There's a change in the air. High-profile projects such as the Linux Kernel, Mozilla, Gnome, and Ruby on Rails are now using Distributed Version Control Systems (DVCS) instead of the old stand-bys of CVS or Subversion.

Git is a modern, fast, DVCS. But understanding how it fits into your development can be a daunting task without an introduction to the new concepts. Whether you're just starting out as a professional programmer or are an old hand, this book will get you started using Git in this new distributed world.

Whether you're making the switch from a traditional centralized version control system or are a new programmer just getting started, this book prepares you to start using Git in your everyday programming.

Pragmatic Version Control Using Git starts with an overview of version control systems, and shows how being distributed enables you to work more efficiently in our increasingly mobile society. It then progresses through the basics necessary to get started using Git.

You'll get a thorough overview of how to take advantage of Git. By the time you finish this book you'll have a firm grounding in how to use Git, both by yourself and as part of a team.

  • Learn how to use how to use Git to protect all the pieces of your project
  • Work collaboratively in a distributed environment
  • Learn how to use Git's cheap branches to streamline your development
  • Install and administer a Git server to share your repository
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    User Review  - Shahin Azad - Goodreads

    It was awesome, fast and detail full. I didn't read the last chapters that covers administrative topics. It helped me a lot to understand git philosophy. And specially in last chapters writer was ... Read full review

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    User Review  - Alec Clews - Goodreads

    Starts well and then runs out of steam. ProGit is a much better book Read full review

    About the author (2008)

    Travis Swicegood is an open-source developer. Literally, he's paid to work on and help maintain open-source software at the Texas Tribune in Austin, Texas. Two-time Pragmatic Bookshelf author, Travis constantly has his ear to the ground listening for new technologies. A programming polyglot, he's active in several open-source communities across various languages.

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