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Git for Programmers Jesse Liberty

Git for Programmers By Jesse Liberty

Git for Programmers by Jesse Liberty

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Git for Programmers explores the advanced concepts of Git and trains you to leverage its functionalities in the best way.

Git for Programmers Summary

Git for Programmers: Master Git for effective implementation of version control for your programming projects by Jesse Liberty

Learn to track, branch, merge, and manage code revisions for real-world development scenarios

Key Features
  • Master Git and understand the significance of version control
  • Get to grips with Git's typical workflows, advanced functions, and their implementations
  • Understand important Git commands to manage your repository
Book Description

Git is the most popular version control system in the world. It allows developers to keep up with frequent code changes in a project, ensures there are no code conflicts between the developers, and reverts to an older version of code when required.

Git for Programmers comprehensively equips you with actionable insights on advanced Git concepts in an engaging and straightforward way. This book will help you gain expertise on Git with many practical use cases as you progress through the chapters.

The book begins with a quick history of Git and instructions on how to get it and install it, after which you'll dive into the creation and cloning of your repository. As you progress through the book, you'll explore Git places, branching, and GUIs.

Once you understand the fundamentals, you'll learn how to handle merge conflicts, rebase, amend, interactive rebase, and use the log. You'll also explore important Git commands for managing your repository. Finally, the book concludes with coverage of bisect, blame, and several other problem handling techniques.

By the end of this book, you'll be able to use Git with confidence; saving, sharing, and managing files as well as undoing mistakes and rewriting history.

What you will learn
  • Create and clone repositories
  • Understand the difference between local and remote repositories
  • Use, manage, and merge branches back into the main branch
  • Utilize tools to manage merge conflicts
  • Manage commits on your local machine through interactive rebasing
  • Use the log to gain control over all the data in your repository
  • Use bisect, blame, and other tools to undo Git mistakes
Who this book is for

If you have basic understanding of Git and want to strengthen your command over advanced techniques and navigate different functions, this book is for you.

About Jesse Liberty

Jesse Liberty is a senior programmer specializing in Xamarin.Forms and related tools, including Git. He has been working with Git for fourteen years and is considered an expert by the developer community. Liberty hosts the popular, Yet Another Podcast and he is the author of more than a dozen best-selling programming books. and one not yet published novel.Liberty is a Microsoft MVP and has worked as a Program Manager for Microsoft, Distinguished Software Engineer at AT Software Architect for PBS and Vice President of Information Technology at Citibank, and he was on the teaching staff at Brandeis University.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
  1. Introduction
  2. Creating Your Repository
  3. Branching, Places, and GUIs
  4. Merging, Pull Requests, and Handling Merge Conflicts
  5. Rebasing, Amend, and Cherry-Picking
  6. Interactive Rebasing
  7. Workflow, Notes, and Tags
  8. Aliases
  9. Using the Log
  10. Important Git Commands and Metadata
  11. Finding a Broken Commit: Bisect and Blame
  12. Fixing Mistakes
  13. Next Steps

Additional information

Git for Programmers: Master Git for effective implementation of version control for your programming projects by Jesse Liberty
Packt Publishing Limited
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