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Version Control with Git: Powerful Tools and Techniques for Collaborative Software Developmentby Jon Loeliger
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Get up to speed on Git for tracking, branching, merging, and managing code revisions. Through a series of step-by-step tutorials, this practical guide takes you quickly from Git fundamentals to advanced techniques, and provides friendly yet rigorous advice for navigating the many functions of this open source version control system.
This thoroughly revised edition also includes tips for manipulating trees, extended coverage of the reflog and stash, and a complete introduction to the GitHub repository. Git lets you manage code development in a virtually endless variety of ways, once you understand how to harness the systems flexibility. This book shows you how.
Git permits practically an infinite variety of methods for development and collaboration, but its flexibility also means that some users don't understand how to use it to best advantage. This book offers tutorials on ways to use it, as well as friendly yet rigorous advice to help you navigate Git's many functions.
In step by step fashion, youll learn how to track, branch, merge, and manage code revisions with Git. The second edition has been thoroughly revised, with extended coverage of the reflog and stash, tips for tree munging, and tips for using the Github repository.
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.
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.
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.
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: The Stash and the ReflogChapter 12: Remote RepositoriesChapter 13: Repository ManagementChapter 14: PatchesChapter 15: HooksChapter 16: Combining ProjectsChapter 17: Submodule Best PracticesChapter 18: Using Git with Subversion RepositoriesChapter 19: Advanced ManipulationsChapter 20: Tips, Tricks, and TechniquesChapter 21: Git and GitHubColophon
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