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Professional Git

ISBN: 978-1-119-28497-0
480 pages
December 2016
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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.

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION xxiii

PART I: UNDERSTANDING GIT CONCEPTS

CHAPTER 1: WHAT IS GIT? 3

CHAPTER 2: KEY CONCEPTS 19

CHAPTER 3: THE GIT PROMOTION MODEL 31

PART II: USING GIT

CHAPTER 4: CONFIGURATION AND SETUP 49

CHAPTER 5: GETTING PRODUCTIVE 73

CHAPTER 6: TRACKING CHANGES 105

CHAPTER 7: WORKING WITH CHANGES OVER TIME AND USING TAGS 131

CHAPTER 8: WORKING WITH LOCAL BRANCHES 159

CHAPTER 9: MERGING CONTENT 193

CHAPTER 10: SUPPORTING FILES IN GIT 245

CHAPTER 11: DOING MORE WITH GIT 263

CHAPTER 12: UNDERSTANDING REMOTES—BRANCHES AND OPERATIONS 321

CHAPTER 13: UNDERSTANDING REMOTES—WORKFLOWS FOR CHANGES 355

CHAPTER 14: WORKING WITH TREES AND MODULES IN GIT 381

CHAPTER 15: EXTENDING GIT FUNCTIONALITY WITH GIT HOOKS 423

Summary 441

INDEX 443

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Author Information

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.

Visit us at wrox.com where you have access to free code samples, Programmer to Programmer forums, and discussions on the latest happenings in the industry from around the world.

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Reviews

"This is a deep and immersive guide to Git, with plenty to teach those who've been using it for a while, yet goes out of its way to be welcoming to new Git users coming from other version control systems."  (The MagPi, June 2017)
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