Version Control with Git: Powerful Tools and Techniques for Collaborative Software Development

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"O'Reilly Media, Inc.", May 27, 2009 - Computers - 310 pages

Version Control with Git takes you step-by-step through ways to track, merge, and manage software projects, using this highly flexible, open source version control system.

Git permits virtually an infinite variety of methods for development and collaboration. Created by Linus Torvalds to manage development of the Linux kernel, it's become the principal tool for distributed version control. But Git's flexibility also means that some users don't understand how to use it to their best advantage. Version Control with Git offers tutorials on the most effective ways to use it, as well as friendly yet rigorous advice to help you navigate Git's many functions.

With this book, you will:

  • Learn how to use Git in several real-world development environments
  • Gain insight into Git's common-use cases, initial tasks, and basic functions
  • Understand how to use Git for both centralized and distributed version control
  • Use Git to manage patches, diffs, merges, and conflicts
  • Acquire advanced techniques such as rebasing, hooks, and ways to handle submodules (subprojects)
  • Learn how to use Git with Subversion

Git has earned the respect of developers around the world. Find out how you can benefit from this amazing tool with Version Control with Git.


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Provides a good overview and understanding of git and its internals. There are chapters that are more technical in nature (approximately 65% of the book) and chapters that are more related to the ... Read full review

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In the world of revision control tools, Git is the new kid on the block. Originally developed by Linus Torvalds, of Linux fame, for controlling the Linux kernel, Git slowly caught on in its use by ... Read full review


Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Installing Git
Chapter 3 Getting Started
Chapter 4 Basic Git Concepts
Chapter 5 File Management and the Index
Chapter 6 Commits
Chapter 7 Branches
Chapter 8 Diffs
Chapter 10 Altering Commits
Chapter 11 Remote Repositories
Chapter 12 Repository Management
Chapter 13 Patches
Chapter 14 Hooks
Chapter 15 Combining Projects
Chapter 16 Using Git with Subversion Repositories

Chapter 9 Merges

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About the author (2009)

Jon Loeliger is a freelance software engineer who contributes to Open Source projects such as Linux, U-Boot, and Git. He has given tutorial presentations on Git at many conferences including Linux World, and has written several papers on Git for Linux Magazine.In prior lives, Jon has spent a number of years developing highly optimizing compilers, router protocols, Linux porting, and the occasional game. Jon holds degrees in Computer Science from Purdue University. In his spare time, he is a home winemaker.