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Git in Practice

EARLY ACCESS EDITION

Mike McQuaid

MEAP Began: December 2013
Softbound print: October 2014 (est.) | 225 pages
ISBN: 9781617291975

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Table of Contents, MEAP Chapters & Resources

Table of Contents         Resources 
Part 1: INTRODUCTION TO GIT
  1 Local git - FREE
  2 Remote git - AVAILABLE

Part 2: GIT ESSENTIALS
  3 Filesystem Interactions - AVAILABLE
  4 History Visualization - AVAILABLE
  5 Advanced Branching - AVAILABLE
  6 Rewriting History and Disaster Recovery - AVAILABLE

Part 3: ADVANCED GIT
  7 Personalizing Git - AVAILABLE
  8 Vendoring Dependencies as Submodules - AVAILABLE
  9 Working with Subversion - AVAILABLE
10 GitHub Pull Requests - AVAILABLE
11 Hosting a Repository - AVAILABLE

Part 3: GIT BEST PRACTICES
12 Creating a Clean History - AVAILABLE
13 Merging vs Rebasing - AVAILABLE
14 Recommended Team Workflows - AVAILABLE

Appendixes
  A Git Installation - AVAILABLE
  B Creating a GitHub Account and Repository - AVAILABLE
  C Commented Git Configuration - AVAILABLE
  D Why use Version Control? - AVAILABLE

DESCRIPTION

No matter how good you are, your team will flounder if you can't keep your code organized— which can be especially tough when you're spread across multiple locations and time zones. Git is a version control system designed to facilitate work among distributed teams. Git's decentralized architecture, in which each developer maintains a copy of the repository, means that branching and committing are lightning fast. Git manages complex code merges, task switching, and project branching with minimal ceremony, meaning you can concentrate on your code instead of tedious administrative tasks.

Git in Practice is a collection of tested techniques that will optimize the way you and your team manage your development projects. The book begins with a brief reminder of the core version control concepts you need when using Git and moves on to the high-value features you may not have explored yet. Then, you'll dig into cookbook-style techniques like history visualization, advanced branching and rewriting history each presented in a problem-solution-discussion format. Finally you'll work out how to use Git to its full potential through configuration, team workflows, submodules and using GitHub pull requests effectively.

WHAT'S INSIDE

Written for developers familiar with version control and ready to dive into the good stuff in Git.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mike McQuaid is a software engineer at GitHub, speaker, trainer, and Git expert. He has contributed widely to Git-based open-source software, including Qt and the Linux kernel, and helps handle the huge number of contributions to the Git-based Homebrew project, a popular OSX package manager to which he is a core contributor.

ABOUT THE EARLY ACCESS VERSION

This Early Access version of Git in Practice enables you to receive new chapters as they are being written. You can also interact with the author to ask questions, provide feedback and errata, and help shape the final manuscript on the Author Online forum.

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