Mastering Git

Attain expert-level proficiency with Git for enhanced productivity and efficient collaboration by mastering advanced distributed version control features
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Mastering Git

Jakub Narębski

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Attain expert-level proficiency with Git for enhanced productivity and efficient collaboration by mastering advanced distributed version control features
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Book Details

ISBN 139781783553754
Paperback418 pages

Book Description

Git is one of the most popular types of Source Code Management (SCM) and Distributed Version Control System (DVCS). Despite the powerful and versatile nature of the tool enveloping strong support for nonlinear development and the ability to handle large projects efficiently, it is a complex tool and often regarded as “user-unfriendly”. Getting to know the ideas and concepts behind the architecture of Git will help you make full use of its power and understand its behavior. Learning the best practices and recommended workflows should help you to avoid problems and ensure trouble-free development.

The book scope is meticulously designed to help you gain deeper insights into Git's architecture, its underlying concepts, behavior, and best practices. Mastering Git starts with a quick implementation example of using Git for a collaborative development of a sample project to establish the foundation knowledge of Git operational tasks and concepts. Furthermore, as you progress through the book, the tutorials provide detailed descriptions of various areas of usage: from archaeology, through managing your own work, to working with other developers. This book also helps augment your understanding to examine and explore project history, create and manage your contributions, set up repositories and branches for collaboration in centralized and distributed version control, integrate work from other developers, customize and extend Git, and recover from repository errors. By exploring advanced Git practices, you will attain a deeper understanding of Git’s behavior, allowing you to customize and extend existing recipes and write your own.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Git Basics in Practice
An introduction to version control and Git
Git by example
Summary
Chapter 2: Exploring Project History
Directed Acyclic Graphs
Single revision selection
Selecting the revision range
Searching history
History of a file
Finding bugs with git bisect
Selecting and formatting the git log output
Summary
Chapter 3: Developing with Git
Creating a new commit
Working with branches
Summary
Chapter 4: Managing Your Worktree
Ignoring files
File attributes
Fixing mistakes with the reset command
Stashing away your changes
Managing worktrees and the staging area
Multiple working directories
Summary
Chapter 5: Collaborative Development with Git
Collaborative workflows
Managing remote repositories
Transport protocols
Publishing your changes upstream
Chain of trust
Summary
Chapter 6: Advanced Branching Techniques
Types and purposes of branches
Branching workflows and release engineering
Interacting with branches in remote repositories
Summary
Chapter 7: Merging Changes Together
Methods of combining changes
Resolving merge conflicts
Summary
Chapter 8: Keeping History Clean
An introduction to Git internals
Rewriting history
Amending history without rewriting
Summary
Chapter 9: Managing Subprojects – Building a Living Framework
Managing library and framework dependencies
Managing large Git repositories
Summary
Chapter 10: Customizing and Extending Git
Git on the command line
Graphical interfaces
Configuring Git
Automating Git with hooks
Extending Git
Summary
Chapter 11: Git Administration
Repository maintenance
Data recovery and troubleshooting
Git on the server
Augmenting development workflows
Summary
Chapter 12: Git Best Practices
Starting a project
Working on a project
Integrating changes
Other recommendations
Summary

What You Will Learn

  • Explore project history, find revisions using different criteria, and filter and format how history looks
  • Manage your working directory and staging area for commits and interactively create new revisions and amend them
  • Set up repositories and branches for collaboration
  • Submit your own contributions and integrate contributions from other developers via merging or rebasing
  • Customize Git behavior system-wide, on a per-user, per-repository, and per-file basis
  • Take up the administration and set up of Git repositories, configure access, find and recover from repository errors, and perform repository maintenance
  • Chose a workflow and configure and set up support for the chosen workflow

Authors

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Git Basics in Practice
An introduction to version control and Git
Git by example
Summary
Chapter 2: Exploring Project History
Directed Acyclic Graphs
Single revision selection
Selecting the revision range
Searching history
History of a file
Finding bugs with git bisect
Selecting and formatting the git log output
Summary
Chapter 3: Developing with Git
Creating a new commit
Working with branches
Summary
Chapter 4: Managing Your Worktree
Ignoring files
File attributes
Fixing mistakes with the reset command
Stashing away your changes
Managing worktrees and the staging area
Multiple working directories
Summary
Chapter 5: Collaborative Development with Git
Collaborative workflows
Managing remote repositories
Transport protocols
Publishing your changes upstream
Chain of trust
Summary
Chapter 6: Advanced Branching Techniques
Types and purposes of branches
Branching workflows and release engineering
Interacting with branches in remote repositories
Summary
Chapter 7: Merging Changes Together
Methods of combining changes
Resolving merge conflicts
Summary
Chapter 8: Keeping History Clean
An introduction to Git internals
Rewriting history
Amending history without rewriting
Summary
Chapter 9: Managing Subprojects – Building a Living Framework
Managing library and framework dependencies
Managing large Git repositories
Summary
Chapter 10: Customizing and Extending Git
Git on the command line
Graphical interfaces
Configuring Git
Automating Git with hooks
Extending Git
Summary
Chapter 11: Git Administration
Repository maintenance
Data recovery and troubleshooting
Git on the server
Augmenting development workflows
Summary
Chapter 12: Git Best Practices
Starting a project
Working on a project
Integrating changes
Other recommendations
Summary

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Paperback418 pages
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