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Pragmatic Version Control Using Gitby Travis Swicegood
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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.
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.
Book News Annotation:
In the first volume of the Pragmatic Starter Kit Series, author Swicegood (platform development, Ning) explains the Git distributed version control system and how programmers can use it to switch from centralized systems in order to increase efficiency. The author begins by outlining the advantages of DVCSs over systems such as CVS and Subversion, and then provides step-by-step instructions on installation, configuration, project planning, adding files and working with Git's branches and repositories. Git administrative tasks are also explained, such as communicating with SVN, importing from CVS, installing Gitosis and setting up a public repositories. Distributed by O'Reilly Media. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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
Get up to speed on Git right now with Pragmatic Guide to Git. Task-oriented two-page spreads get you up and running with minimal fuss. Each left-hand page dives into the underlying implementation for each task. The right-hand page contains commands that focus on the task at hand, and cross references to other tasks that are related. You'll find what you need fast.
Git is rapidly becoming the de-facto standard for the open source community. Its excellent merging capabilities, coupled with its speed and relative ease of use, make it an indispensable tool for any developer. New Git users will learn the basic tasks needed to work with Git every day, including working with remote repositories, dealing with branches and tags, exploring the history, and fixing problems when things go wrong. If you're already familiar with Git, this book will be your go-to reference for Git commands and best practices.
You won't find a more practical approach to learning Git than Pragmatic Guide to Git.
About the Author
Travis Swicegood is a professional programmer; owner of Domain51, a web and mobile development company in Lawrence, Kansas; and the author of Pragmatic Version Control Using Git, the first published book on Git. He's passionate about open source development and is active in communities across several languages.
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