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Version Control with Git: Powerful Tools and Techniques for Collaborative Software Developmentby Jon Loeliger
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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:
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.
Book News Annotation:
Git is a software source code management project, a tool for distributed version control, initially designed and developed by Linus Torvalds for Linux kernel development. This text introduces the use of Git in chapters that cover installation, basic Git concepts, file management, commits, branches, the diff command, merges, altering commits, remote repositories, repository management, patches, hooks, combining projects, and using Git with subversion repositories. Readers should be familiar with the Unix shell, basic shell commands, and general programming concepts. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Offering step-by-step tutorials, this book takes readers through ways to track, merge, and manage software projects using Git, the flexible open source version control system.
About the Author
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.
Table of Contents
PrefaceChapter 1: IntroductionChapter 2: Installing GitChapter 3: Getting StartedChapter 4: Basic Git ConceptsChapter 5: File Management and the IndexChapter 6: CommitsChapter 7: BranchesChapter 8: DiffsChapter 9: MergesChapter 10: Altering CommitsChapter 11: Remote RepositoriesChapter 12: Repository ManagementChapter 13: PatchesChapter 14: HooksChapter 15: Combining ProjectsChapter 16: Using Git with Subversion RepositoriesColophon
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