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 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.
Part I: Understanding GIT Concepts
Chapter 1: What is GIT?
Chapter 2: Key Concepts
Chapter 3: The GIT Promotion Model
Part II: Using GIT
Chapter 4: Configuration and Setup
Chapter 5: Getting Productive
Chapter 6: Tracking Changes
Chapter 7: Working with Changes Over Time and Using Tags
Chapter 8: Working with Local Branches
Chapter 9: Merging Content
Chapter 10: Supporting Files in GIT
Chapter 11: Doing More with GIT
Chapter 12: Understanding Remotes--Branches and Operations
Chapter 13: Understanding Remotes--Workflows for Changes
Chapter 14: Working with Trees And Modules in GIT
Chapter 15: Extending GIT Functionality with GIT Hooks
Programmers and software developers - 10,000,000 or more of them using any programming language and tool with Git support
Brent Laster is a Senior Manager in Research & Development at SAS in Cary, NC and an international trainer and presenter on open-source technologies such as Git, Jenkins, Gerrit, Gradle and Docker. He develops and conducts practical, hands-on corporate and conference presentations at locations around the US and internationally and has been a presenter on the No Fluff Just Stuff tour series and a contributor to No Fluff Just Stuff magazine.