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Git Essentials

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Learn
  • Create, branch, and merge a local repository
  • Transport your work to a remote repository working in a centralized manner
  • Organize your source code using feature branches
  • Organize the development flow
  • Get a meaningful changelog using clear commit messages
  • Collaborate with teammates without any impediments
  • Experiment with your code without affecting functional code files
  • Explore some tools used to migrate to Git from other versioning systems without losing your development history
  • Extend your knowledge of Git with some useful resources
About

Since its inception, Git has attracted skilled developers due to its robust, powerful, and reliable features. Its incredibly fast branching ability transformed a piece of code from a niche tool for former Linux Kernel developers into a mainstream distributed versioning system. Like most powerful tools, Git can be hard to approach since it has a lot of commands, subcommands, and options that easily confuse newcomers. The main purpose of Git Essentials is to help you overcome this fear and become adept at all basic tasks in Git. This book starts with an introduction to version control systems, and after this you'll delve deeply into the essentials of Git. This serves as a primer for the topics to follow such as branching and merging, creating and managing a GitHub personal repository, and fork and pull requests. You will then learn the art of cherry-picking, taking only commits you like, followed by Git blame. Finally, you'll learn how to migrate from SVN using Git tools or TortoiseGit and migrate from other VCSs, concluding with a collection of resources, links, and appendices.

Features
  • Master all the basic concepts of Git to protect your code and make it easier to evolve
  • Use Git proficiently, and learn how to resolve day-by-day tasks easily
  • A step-by-step guide, packed with examples to help you learn and work with Git internals
Page Count 168
Course Length 5 hours 2 minutes
ISBN 9781785287909
Date Of Publication 27 Apr 2015

Authors

Ferdinando Santacroce

Ferdinando Santacroce is a developer, author, and trainer who loves learning new things. As a software developer, Ferdinando has mainly worked on the .NET platform using C#, bridging the gap between old-style systems and new technologies. Over the span of his career, he has allowed some COBOL applications to talk to remote services, databases, and electronic devices such as cash handlers, scanners, and electronic shelf labels.

At the moment, he is committed to helping the largest energy player in Italy to face new challenges in the market by developing Java and JavaScript-based applications.

Other than this, he's focusing on continuous improvement and agile movement, which he follows with great care, in conjunction with XP foundations and lean manufacturing. He's one of the organizers of Italian Agile Days, the most famous and appreciated conference in the Italian Agile panorama.

Ferdinando loves to share ideas with other professionals and to speak at public conferences; every time he has, he has learned something new.

He enjoys writing as well. After a hiatus of a few years, he has started blogging again about his work and passions, which, according to him, are more or less the same thing.

Most of what he has learned over the years has been with the help of his friends and colleagues. Other than working within the same team or on the same code base, they have encouraged him to read books and attend inspiring conferences, such as XP Days, Italian Agile Days, and others that have helped his growth.