Professional Git

  • 7h 58m
  • Brent Laster
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2017

Leverage the power of Git to smooth out the development cycle

Professional Git takes a professional approach to learning this massively popular software development tool, and provides an up-to-date guide for new users. More than just a development manual, this book helps you get into the Git mindset—extensive discussion of corollaries to traditional systems as well as considerations unique to Git help you draw upon existing skills while looking out—and planning for—the differences. Connected labs and exercises are interspersed at key points to reinforce important concepts and deepen your understanding, and a focus on the practical goes beyond technical tutorials to help you integrate the Git model into your real-world workflow.

Git greatly simplifies the software development cycle, enabling users to create, use, and switch between versions as easily as you switch between files. This book shows you how to harness that power and flexibility to streamline your development cycle.

  • Understand the basic Git model and overall workflow
  • Learn the Git versions of common source management concepts and commands
  • Track changes, work with branches, and take advantage of Git's full functionality
  • Avoid trip-ups and missteps common to new users

Git works with the most popular software development tools and is used by almost all of the major technology companies. More than 40 percent of software developers use it as their primary source control tool, and that number continues to grow; the ability to work effectively with Git is rapidly approaching must-have status, and Professional Git is the comprehensive guide you need to get up to speed quickly.

About the Author

Brent Laster is a Senior Manager in Research & Development at SAS in Cary, North Carolina and an international trainer and presenter on open-source technologies such as Git, Jenkins, Gerrit, Gradle, and Docker. He develops and conducts practical, hands-on corporate and conference presentations. In addition, Laster has trained hundreds of people in using and understanding Git in both basic usage and advanced functionality.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • What is Git?
  • Key Concepts
  • The Git Promotion Model
  • Installing Git
  • Configuration and Setup
  • Getting Productive
  • Creating and Exploring a Git Repository and Managing Content
  • Tracking Changes
  • Tracking Content Through the File Status Life Cycle
  • Working with Changes over Time and Using Tags
  • Using Git History, Aliases, and Tags
  • Working with Local Branches
  • Working with Branches
  • Merging Content
  • Practicing with Merging
  • Supporting Files in Git
  • Doing More with Git
  • Deleting, Renaming, and Stashing
  • Understanding Remotes—Branches and Operations
  • Setting up a GitHub Account and Cloning a Repository
  • Understanding Remotes—Workflows for Changes
  • Using the Overall Workflow with a Remote Repository
  • Working with Trees and Modules in Git
  • Working with Worktrees
  • Working with Submodules
  • Working with Subtrees
  • Extending Git Functionality with Git Hooks


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