If you are involved in software development that you have heard of and used cheer up At some point in your life. A version control system is critical to a successful collaborative software project. Git is easy to get started with and accommodates the most complex tasks involving version control. Even seasoned Git users run into hurdles on how to handle common situations.
Git Apprentice is here to help! This book is the easiest and fastest way to get hands-on experience using Git for version control of your projects.
Who is the book for
This book is for anyone who wants to harness the power of version control with Git in their software development process. The book starts with a gentle introduction to Git. It then walks you through creating a new repository, cloning an existing one, merging changes, and every bit in between.
Topics covered in Git Apprenticeships
- Git Crash Course: Get a quick overview of how to get started with Git, differences between platforms, and common Git workflows.
- Repository Cloning: Learn how to clone a remote repository to your local machine and configure a repository “forking”.
- Git Logs and History: You will discover a variety of git log commands, including branching, graphing, filtering history, and more.
- Creating a Repository: To start a new project and use Git for source control, you must first create a new repository.
- And more!
One thing you can trust is that after reading this book, you’ll be ready to use Git in your own software development workflow!
This section tells you a few things you need to know before you start, such as what you will need for your hardware and software, and where to find the project files for this book.
Section I: Getting Started with Git
This section is intended to familiarize new users with Git. It introduces the basic concepts that are the core of Git, how it differs from other version control systems, and the basic operations of Git such as commits, merging, and pooling.
Even if you have been using Git for a long time, you may find that you do not understand Git well in this section.
Get a quick overview of how to get started with Git, differences between platforms, and common Git workflows.
It’s common to start by making a copy of someone else’s repository. Learn how to clone a remote repository to your local machine and configure a repository “fork”.
A Git repository consists of a series of commits. Each commit represents the state of your code at a specific point in time. Learn how to create these commits to keep track of changes to your code.
You must use the “add” command before creating a Git commit. What does it do? Learn how to maximize the effectiveness of using staging areas with the interactive git add command.
Sometimes you have something you don’t want to store in your source code repository.
It makes little sense to make a good record of the source code if you can’t explore it. You will discover a variety of git log commands, such as branching, displaying graphs, filtering records, and more.
The true power of Git comes from its branching and merging model. This allows you to perform multiple tasks at the same time. Learn how to manage branches in this chapter and what exactly a branch is.
A branch in Git without merging would be like basketball without a basketball. It’s fun, but it makes little sense. In this chapter, you will learn how to use merge to combine operations from multiple branches back into one.
I’ve been working hard on a local copy of my Git repository and now I want to share it with my friends. See how to share using a remote control and how to use multiple remotes at the same time.
To start a new project and use Git for source control, you must first create a new repository.