Books: 33

Version Control

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Attain expert-level proficiency with Git for enhanced productivity and efficient collaboration by mastering advanced distributed version control features
***** About This Book ***** * Set up Git for solo and collaborative development * Harness the full power of Git version control system to customize Git behavior, manipulate history, integrate external tools and explore platform shortcuts * A detailed guide, which explains how to apply advanced Git more » techniques and workflows and ways to handle submodules ***** Who This Book Is For ***** If you are a Git user with reasonable knowledge of Git and familiarity with basic concepts such as branching, merging, staging, and workflows, this is the book for you. Basic knowledge of installing Git and software configuration management concepts is essential. ***** What You Will Learn ***** * Explore project history, find revisions using different criteria, and filter and format how history looks * Manage your working directory and staging area for commits and interactively create new revisions and amend them * Set up repositories and branches for collaboration * Submit your own contributions and integrate contributions from other developers via merging or rebasing * Customize Git behavior system-wide, on a per-user, per-repository, and per-file basis * Take up the administration and set up of Git repositories, configure access, find and recover from repository errors, and perform repository maintenance * Chose a workflow and configure and set up support for the chosen workflow ***** In Detail ***** Git is one of the most popular types of Source Code Management (SCM) and Distributed Version Control System (DVCS). Despite the powerful and versatile nature of the tool enveloping strong support for nonlinear development and the ability to handle large projects efficiently, it is a complex tool and often regarded as “user-unfriendly”. Getting to know the ideas and concepts behind the architecture of Git will help you make full use of its power and understand its behavior. Learning the best practices and recommended workflows should help you to avoid problems and ensure trouble-free development. The book scope is meticulously designed to help you gain deeper insights into Git's architecture, its underlying concepts, behavior, and best practices. Mastering Git starts with a quick implementation example of using Git for a collaborative development of a sample project to establish the foundation knowledge of Git operational tasks and concepts. Furthermore, as you progress through the book, the tutorials provide detailed descriptions of various areas of usage: from archaeology, through managing your own work, to working with other developers. This book also helps augment your understanding to examine and explore project history, create and manage your contributions, set up repositories and branches for collaboration in centralized and distributed version control, integrate work from other developers, customize and extend Git, and recover from repository errors. By exploring advanced Git practices, you will attain a deeper understanding of Git's behavior, allowing you to customize and extend existing recipes and write your own. ***** Style and approach ***** Step-by-step instructions and useful information make this book the ultimate guide to understanding and mastering Git. This book will show road to mastery example by example, while explaining mental model of Git. The Introduction section covers the 'Essentials' just for refreshing the basics. The main highlight is that the concepts are based on HOW the technology/framework works and not just practical 'WHAT to do'. « less
2016
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 more » 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. « less
2016
Create, merge, and distribute code with Git, the most powerful and flexible versioning system available
Since its inception, Git has attracted skilled developers due to its robust, powerful, and reliable features. Its incredibly fast branching ability transformed a piece of code from a niche tool for former Linux Kernel developers into a mainstream distributed versioning system. Like most powerful tools, more » Git can be hard to approach since it has a lot of commands, subcommands, and options that easily confuse newcomers. The main purpose of Git Essentials is to help you overcome this fear and become adept at all basic tasks in Git. This book starts with an introduction to version control systems, and after this you'll delve deeply into the essentials of Git. This serves as a primer for the topics to follow such as branching and merging, creating and managing a GitHub personal repository, and fork and pull requests. You will then learn the art of cherry-picking, taking only commits you like, followed by Git blame. Finally, you'll learn how to migrate from SVN using Git tools or TortoiseGit and migrate from other VCSs, concluding with a collection of resources, links, and appendices. « less
2015
A User-Centered Approach to Creating Efficient Workflows in Git
You can do more with Git than just build software. This practical guide delivers a unique people-first approach to version control that also explains how using Git as a focal point can help your team work better together. You’ll learn how to plan and pursue a Git workflow that not only ensures that you more » accomplish project goals, but also fits the immediate needs and future growth of your team. The first part of the book on structuring workflow is useful for project managers, technical team leads, and CTOs. The second part provides hands-on exercises to help developers gain a better understanding of Git commands. * Explore the dynamics of team building * Walk through the process of creating and deploying software with Git * Structure workflow to influence the way your team collaborates * Learn a useful process for conducting code reviews * Set up a shared repository and identify specific team members as contributors, consumers, or maintainers * Know the why behind the Git commands your teammates use * Use branching strategies to separate different approaches to your project * Examine popular collaboration platforms: GitHub, Bitbucket, and GitLab « less
2015
Unleash the power of collaborative development workflow using GitHub, one step at a time
***** About This Book ***** * Effectively use GitHub by learning its key features that leverage the power of Git and make collaboration on code easy to work with. * Be more productive on the development workflow of your projects using the valuable toolset that GitHub provides. * Explore the world more » of GitHub by following simple step-by-step real world scenarios accompanied by helpful, explanatory screenshots ***** Who This Book Is For ***** Intended for experienced or novice developers with a basic knowledge of Git. If you ever wanted to learn how big projects like Twitter, Google or even GitHub collaborate on code then this book is for you ***** What You Will Learn ***** * Create and upload repositories to your account * Create organizations and manage teams with different access levels on repositories * Use effectively the issue tracker and add context to issues with labels and milestones * Schedule and release versions of your software * Work effectively with a team and collaborate on code * Create, access, and personalize your user account and profile settings * Build a community around your project using the sophisticated tools GitHub provides * Build easy to deploy, free of charge static websites for your projects ***** In Detail ***** Whether you are an experienced developer or a novice, learning to work with Version Control Systems is a must in the software development world. Git is the most popular tool for that purpose and GitHub was built around it leveraging its powers by bringing it to the web. Starting with the basics of creating a repository you will then learn how to manage the issue tracker, the place where discussion about your project takes place. Continuing our journey we will explore how to use the wiki and write rich documentation that will accompany your project. Organization and team management will be the next stop and then onto the feature that made GitHub so well known, Pull Requests. Next we focus on creating simple web pages hosted on GitHub and lastly we explore the settings that are configurable for a user and a repository. ***** Style and approach ***** A step-by-step guide with real world scenarios accompanied by helpful images. Each topic is thoroughly explained with hands-on-examples and code where needed. At the end of each chapter there is a Tips and tricks section presenting hidden or overlooked features of GitHub. « less
2015
Summary Learn Git in a Month of Lunches introduces the discipline of source code control using Git. Whether you're a newbie or a busy pro moving your source control to Git, you'll appreciate how this book concentrates on the components of Git you'll use every day. In easy-to-follow lessons designed more » to take an hour or less, you'll dig into Git's distributed collaboration model, along with core concepts like committing, branching, and merging. About the Book Git is the source code control system preferred by modern development teams. Its decentralized architecture and lightning-fast branching let you concentrate on your code instead of tedious version control tasks. At first, Git may seem like a sprawling beast. Fortunately, to get started you just need to master a few essential techniques. Read on! Learn Git in a Month of Lunches introduces the discipline of source code control using Git. Helpful for both newbies who have never used source control and busy pros, this book concentrates on the components of Git you'll use every day. In easy-to-follow lessons that take an hour or less, you'll dig into Git's distributed collaboration model, along with core concepts like committing, branching, and merging. This book is a road map to the commands and processes you need to be instantly productive. What's Inside Start from square one—no experience required The most frequently used Git commands Mental models that show how Git works Learn when and how to branch code About the Reader No previous experience with Git or other source control systems is required. About the Author Rick Umali uses Git daily as a developer and is a skilled consultant, trainer, and speaker. Table of Contents 1. Before you begin 2. An overview of Git and version control 3. Getting oriented with Git 4. Making and using a Git repository 5. Using Git with a GUI 6. Tracking and updating files in Git 7. Committing parts of changes 8. The time machine that is Git 9. Taking a fork in the road 10. Merging branches 11. Cloning 12. Collaborating with remotes 13. Pushing your changes 14. Keeping in sync 15. Software archaeology 16. Understanding git rebase 17. Workflows and branching conventions 18. Working with GitHub 19. Third-party tools and Git 20. Sharpening your Git « less
2015
Master the best practices of Git with the help of real-time scenarios to maximize team efficiency and workflow
ABOUT THIS BOOK * Work with a versioning tool for continuous integration using Git * Learn how to make the best use of Git's features * Comprehensible guidelines with useful tricks and tips for effectively using Git for collaborative and Agile development WHO THIS BOOK IS FOR If you are a developer more » and you want to completely master Git without heavy theory, this is the book for you. A reasonable knowledge level and basic understanding of Git concepts will get you started with this book. WHAT YOU WILL LEARN * Create a Git repository and learn how to push your code to the repository * Discover the easiest Git commands to use and manage your repository * Learn how to find and resolve conflicts and mistakes * Explore Git with your team members using commands such as clone, pull, and branch * Set up Git for Continuous Integration to improve workflow * Understand tag commits for mapping the application version * An introduction to repository management and other Git tools IN DETAIL Git is a powerful versioning system. It is fast and logical, and helps developers to work with a team efficiently. The command set and learning curve of Git are pretty similar to and even better than any other SCM, and therefore it is comparatively easier to learn. Starting with the basic Git commands, this book will take you on a journey to explore all the features of Git and provide you with a way to integrate Git in a team to set up Agile methods and Continuous Integration. The book covers how to create and manage a repository on Git before moving on to explain the best practices to work with other developers as a team. It provides descriptions of Git's features, such as applying patch, using submodules, migrating from SVN, hooks, and cherry pick. This book is invaluable to anyone who wants a thorough reference guide to go back to every time they have questions about any feature of Git. « less
2014
Do you have the impression that Git is only for geekier web developers? Think again! This short, introductory guide will show you that Git can easily be used by anyone - developers, designers, content specialists, marketers, and more - to manage their projects and to collaborate with others. Git enables more » users to capture the state of their projects, and in doing so make it possible to revert to a previous state if required. The safety net that this provides aids collaboration, and encourages freedom to experiment. « less
2014
Summary Git in Practice is a collection of 66 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 more » 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. About the Technology Git is a source control system, but it's a lot more than just that. For teams working in today's agile, continuous delivery environments, Git is a strategic advantage. Built with a decentralized structure that's perfect for a distributed team, Git manages branching, committing, complex merges, and task switching with minimal ceremony so you can concentrate on your code. About the Book Git in Practice is a collection of battle-tested techniques designed to optimize the way you and your team manage development projects. After a brief overview of Git's core features, this practical guide moves quickly to high-value topics like history visualization, advanced branching and rewriting, optimized configuration, team workflows, submodules, and how to use GitHub pull requests. Written in an easy-to-follow Problem/Solution/Discussion format with numerous diagrams and examples, it skips the theory and gets right to the nitty-gritty tasks that will transform the way you work. Written for developers familiar with version control and ready for the good stuff in Git. What's Inside * Team interaction strategies and techniques * Replacing bad habits with good practices * Juggling complex configurations * Rewriting history and disaster recovery About the Author Mike McQuaid is a software engineer at GitHub. He's contributed to Qt and the Linux kernel, and he maintains the Git-based Homebrew project. Table of Contents 1. PART 1 INTRODUCTION TO GIT 2. Local Git 3. Remote Git 4. PART 2 GIT ESSENTIALS 5. Filesystem interactions 6. History visualization 7. Advanced branching 8. Rewriting history and disaster recovery 9. PART 3 ADVANCED GIT 10. Personalizing Git 11. Vendoring dependencies as submodules 12. Working with Subversion 13. GitHub pull requests 14. Hosting a repository 15. PART 4 GIT BEST PRACTICES 16. Creating a clean history 17. Merging vs. rebasing 18. Recommended team workflows « less
2014
90 Recipes to Transform your Development Workflow and Boost Productivity
*** Key Features *** * Filled with practical recipes that will teach you how to use the most advanced features of the Git system * Improve your productivity by learning to work faster, more efficiently, and with more confidence * Discover tips and tricks that will show you when and how to use the more » advanced features of Git *** Book Description *** Starting with the Git data model, you will learn how Git stores files and how it looks at commits. You will then learn how you can recover from mistakes; from committing on the wrong branch to recovering lost commits/files. Next, you will discover how you can force rebase on some branches and use regular Git merge on other branches. You will also learn how to extract information from the repository. As you progress through this book, you will learn how you can automate the usual Git processes by utilizing the hook system built into Git. The book also covers advanced repository management, including different options to rewrite the history of a Git repository. Finally, you will discover how you can work offline with Git, how to track what is going on behind the scenes, and how to use the stash for different purposes. *** What you will learn *** * Understand the Git data model and how you can navigate the database with simple commands * Learn how you can recover lost commits/files * Discover how you can force rebase on some branches and use regular Git merge on other branches * Extract metadata from a Git repository * Familiarize yourself with Git notes * Discover how you can work offline with Git * Debug with Git and use various techniques to find the faulty commit *** About the Authors *** Aske Olsson has worked for Nokia for 6 years, where he was one of the leading forces behind complex tool transformation and renewal projects. Among them was a broad adoption of Git SCM, Gerrit Code Review, and Jenkins CI. Currently, Aske works at Schantz, a company developing advanced IT solutions for the financial sector. He develops and maintains their continuous delivery pipeline. Rasmus Voss specializes in continuous integration, software releasing, and process automation. His vast knowledge on these areas has been built by a 10-year career in Nokia mobile phones in Copenhagen, Denmark and Beijing, China, where he started optimizing autotesting for the Series 30 platform. Today, Rasmus has his own company VossCon, where he consults with companies on how to make the most of developers and testers by optimizing software releasing, providing visibility in the delivery chain, upgrading the tool chain, automating tedious processes, and training developers. He also holds courses on Git, Gerrit, and Jenkins. *** Table of Contents *** 1. Navigating Git 2. Configuration 3. Branching, Merging, and Options 4. Rebase Regularly and Interactively, and Other Use Cases 5. Storing Additional Information in Your Repository 6. Extracting Data from the Repository 7. Enhancing Your Daily Work with Git Hooks, Aliases, and Scripts 8. Recovering from Mistakes 9. Repository Maintenance 10. Patching and Offline Sharing 11. Git Plumbing and Attributes 12. Tips and Tricks « less
2014