Git has emerged as the source code control system preferred by distributed development teams. Its unique decentralized architecture and lightning-fast branching allow users to concentrate on code instead of tedious admin tasks. While Git can appear to be a diverse and sprawling beast, there are a few essential concepts and techniques required to get the most out of it. This book helps build the skills needed to use Git effectively in day-to-day dev tasks.
Learn Git in a Month of Lunches introduces the discipline of source code control using Git. Whether a newbie or a busy pro moving source control to Git, readers will appreciate how this book concentrates on the components of Git that are used every day. In easy-to-follow lessons designed to take an hour or less, readers can dig into Git's distributed collaboration model, along with core concepts like committing, branching, and merging. Instead of a shallow introduction to Git's massive surface area, they'll find a road map to the commands and processes needed to be instantly productive.
KEY SELLING POINTS
Starts from square one-no experience required
Provides a road map to essential commands and processes
Easy-to-follow lessons taking an hour or less to complete
This book is aimed at computer professionals of all levels-both beginners of source code control and newcomers to the Git version control system
ABOUT THE TECHNOLOGY
Git is the extremely popular version control system that has taken the open source community by storm. It's designed for speed and efficiency and many open source projects have switched to using Git-the popularity of GitHub and its "social coding" cannot be denied.
Rick Umali has been a part of some of Boston's pioneering high-tech companies. He uses Git daily as a developer, and his patient style with presenting complex difficult concepts has made him a valued consultant, trainer, and speaker.