In the style of Martin Fowler's classics NoSQL Distilled and UML Distilled, Git Distilled presents all you need to know to be fully productive with Git.
Peter Bell clearly explains Git's fundamental concepts, starting with simple tasks such as configuring line endings and adding/committing files. He moves through the entire project life cycle, demystifying Git's complexities with simple examples and intuitive metaphors, and drilling down wherever deeper technical knowledge will help you solve specific problems.
You'll find dozens of bite-sized technical recipes for handling a wide range of real-world challenges, from fixing merge conflicts to purging passwords, cleaning up local history to improving team collaboration. These recipes are all presented in the context of comprehensive best practices for making the most of both Git and Github. Key topics include:
- Branching and tagging
- Merges and conflicts
- Collaboration patterns
- Optimizing Git configurations
- Using additional Git tools and GUIs
- Going "under the hood" with Git, and fixing problems
Whether you're a beginner, an experienced developer, a devOps practitioner, a Git guru, or a business person managing a development team, Git Distilled will help you solve virtually any distributed development problem you're likely to encounter.