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Pro Git

By Scott Chacon

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Programmers or project leaders will learn to use Git, the version control system developed by Linus Torvalds for Linux kernel development. You'll discover the world of distributed version control and learn how to build a Git development workflow, with expert guidance from Scott Chacon.

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-1833-3
  • User Level: Beginner to Advanced
  • Publication Date: August 26, 2009
  • Available eBook Formats: EPUB, MOBI, PDF
  • Print Book Price: $34.99
  • eBook Price: $24.99
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Full Description

Git is the version control system developed by Linus Torvalds for Linux kernel development. It took the open source world by storm since its inception in 2005, and is used by small development shops and giants like Google, Red Hat, and IBM, and of course many open source projects.

  • A book by Git experts to turn you into a Git expert
  • Introduces the world of distributed version control
  • Shows how to build a Git development workflow

What you’ll learn

  • Use Git as a programmer or a project leader
  • Become a fluent Git user
  • Use distributed features of Git to the full
  • Acquire the ability to insert Git in the development workflow
  • Migrate programming projects from other SCMs to Git
  • Learn how to extend Git

Who this book is for

This book is for all open source developers: you are bound to encounter Git somewhere in the course of your working life. Proprietary software developers will appreciate Git’s enormous scalability, since it is used for the Linux project, which comprises thousands of developers and testers.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. Getting Started
  2. Git Basics
  3. Git Branching
  4. Git on the Server
  5. Distributed Git
  6. Git Tools
  7. Customizing Git
  8. Git and Other Systems
  9. Git Internals
Source Code/Downloads

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Errata

If you think that you've found an error in this book, please let us know about it. You will find any confirmed erratum below, so you can check if your concern has already been addressed.

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On page 52:

Fig 3-9:
Shouldn't the commits c2b9e and 87ab2 be reversed?

From Fig 3-8, c2b9e is the commit to which the testing branch points; if I then checkout master (which points to c2b9e's parent commit), make changes and commit them, i should then have a new commit (i.e., 87ab2).

But being new to git, maybe I've misunderstood.