Synopses & Reviews
Need to learn how to wrap your head around Git, but don't need a lot of hand holding? Grab this book if you're new to Git, not to the world of programming. Git tasks displayed on two-page spreads provide all the context you need, without the extra fluff.
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.
"With two years of experience with Git, I thought I would have known most everything in Pragmatic Guide to Git. After reading it cover to cover, I learned thats not the case. Its a well-organized collection of useful Git techniques for all audiences."—Luke Pillow, Software engineer, pillowfactory.org
"This book is a must-have for anyone using Git or just getting started with Git. It has saved me time in finding the best practices for managing my Git repositories and will sit on my bookshelf as the go-to resource for anything Git."—John Mertic, Senior software engineer, SugarCRM
"Git can be intimidating and frustrating to new users. Pragmatic Guide to Git alleviates that pain with a straightforward, concise walk-through that arms readers with exactly what they need to use Git productively."—Luigi Montanez, Software Developer, Sunlight Labs
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
About the Author
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.