Pragmatic Guide to Git
Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf
Final Release Date: November 2010
Pages: 160

Need to learn how to wrap your head around Git, but don't need a lot of hand holding? Grab this book if you're new to Git, not to the world of programming. Git tasks displayed on two-page spreads provide all the context you need, without the extra fluff.

Get up to speed on Git right now with Pragmatic Guide to Git. Task-oriented two-page spreads get you up and running with minimal fuss. Each left-hand page dives into the underlying implementation for each task. The right-hand page contains commands that focus on the task at hand, and cross references to other tasks that are related. You'll find what you need fast.

Git is rapidly becoming the de-facto standard for the open source community. Its excellent merging capabilities, coupled with its speed and relative ease of use, make it an indispensable tool for any developer. New Git users will learn the basic tasks needed to work with Git every day, including working with remote repositories, dealing with branches and tags, exploring the history, and fixing problems when things go wrong. If you're already familiar with Git, this book will be your go-to reference for Git commands and best practices.

You won't find a more practical approach to learning Git than Pragmatic Guide to Git.

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Excellent Book!

By Ethan

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I would defiantly recommend it to someone on the go to learn git.

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Nice and Concise Reference

By Larry

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  • Concise
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  • Helpful examples
  • Well-written


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      Comments about oreilly Pragmatic Guide to Git:

      This book kind of reminds me of a "Nutshell" book in that it's a no-nonsense, concise, and useful text. The left-page explanation coupled with the right-page examples is a nice touch. Need to do something? Just hit the Table of Contents to find what you're looking for, read the text to make sure you know what you're doing (always handy) and maybe find out something you didn't know, and then morph the appropriate example(s) into what's right for you - neat!

      This is the kind of book you leave lying around within easy reach.

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