Version Control with Git, 2nd Edition

Get up to speed on Git for tracking, branching, merging, and managing code revisions. Through a series of step-by-step tutorials, this practical guide takes you quickly from Git fundamentals to advanced techniques, and provides friendly yet rigorous advice for navigating the many functions of this open source version control system.

This thoroughly revised edition also includes tips for manipulating trees, extended coverage of the reflog and stash, and a complete introduction to the GitHub repository. Git lets you manage code development in a virtually endless variety of ways, once you understand how to harness the system’s flexibility. This book shows you how.

  • Learn how to use Git for several real-world development scenarios
  • Gain insight into Git’s common-use cases, initial tasks, and basic functions
  • Use the system for both centralized and distributed version control
  • Learn how to manage merges, conflicts, patches, and diffs
  • Apply advanced techniques such as rebasing, hooks, and ways to handle submodules
  • Interact with Subversion (SVN) repositories—including SVN to Git conversions
  • Navigate, use, and contribute to open source projects though GitHub

Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Installing Git
Chapter 3. Getting Started
Chapter 4. Basic Git Concepts
Chapter 5. File Management and the Index
Chapter 6. Commits
Chapter 7. Branches
Chapter 8. Diffs
Chapter 9. Merges
Chapter 10. Altering Commits
Chapter 11. The Stash and the Reflog
Chapter 12. Remote Repositories
Chapter 13. Repository Management
Chapter 14. Patches
Chapter 15. Hooks
Chapter 16. Combining Projects
Chapter 17. Submodule Best Practices
Chapter 18. Using Git with Subversion Repositories
Chapter 19. Advanced Manipulations
Chapter 20. Tips, Tricks, and Techniques
Chapter 21. Git and GitHub

Book Details

  • Paperback: 456 pages
  • Publisher: O’Reilly Media; 2nd Edition (August 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1449316387
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449316389
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