There’s a change in the air. High-profile projects such as the Linux Kernel, Mozilla, Gnome, and Ruby on Rails are now using Distributed Version Control Systems (DVCS) instead of the old stand-bys of CVS or Subversion.
Git is a modern, fast DVCS. But understanding how it fits into your development can be a daunting task without an introduction to the new concepts. Whether you’re just starting out as a professional programmer or are an old hand, this book will get you started using Git in this new distributed world.
Travis Swicegood is part of the AppDev team at Ning helping to build the platform that lets you create a social network. He’s been programming professionally for nearly a decade, but would still be doing it for fun even if he was selling cars for a living.
He is actively involved in the development of several open-source automation tools in the PHP community, including several testing frameworks. He is also an active member of his local programming community, founding Lawrence Programmers. When not learning new programming languages or tools, he’s normally found on one of his many bikes, tasting his latest culinary creation, or experimenting with a new home brew.
Welcome to the Distributed World
Version Control the Git Way (extract)
Setting up Git
Creating Your First Project
Adding and Committing: Git Basics (extract)
Understanding and Using Branches
Working with Git’s History
Working with Remote Repositories (extract)
Organizing Your Repository
Beyond the Basics
Migrating to Git
Running a Git Server with Gitosis
Git Command Quick Reference
Other Resources and Tools