A Bit of Git is published by Amazon Digital Services LLC in December 2015. This book has 57 pages in English, ISBN-13 B0182ON2EG.
The version control system Git has, in the last couple years, taken over the software world. The combination of power and safety that it provides to your projects is unmatched, and with the arrival of GitHub and other online collaboration tools, Git has become the de-facto way to manage your company’s projects.
If you’d like to ensure that you’ll never lose the multitude of changes you make in your project, Git is for you. If you’d like to remove any doubts about losing backups of your entire project, Git and GitHub have your back. Git is a life-saver for keeping your project safe, and it also makes it simple to experiment and try new things in your software without losing your old work or overwriting it.
Unfortunately, Git has a steep learning curve. Getting Git installed on your machine can be a headache, and once you’ve done that, it’s hard to know where to begin. How do you create a Git project? What is a commit? How can you make sure that you aren’t losing your work?
A Bit of Git is designed with those questions in mind. There are seven chapters, each focusing on a specific part of Git that you need to know. There’s no extra knowledge here – simply enough to become effectively, quickly. At the end of this book, you’ll be using Git for your projects, and even collaborating with others with tools like GitHub and Bitbucket.
The “A bit of…” series is designed with the “80-20 rule” in mind. While Git has an incredible number of tools included in it, the fact is that only about 20% of it is needed to become 80% effective in Git. You can spend days reading about the internals of Git, but you’ll only use about a half-dozen commands with regularity. This book will teach you the primary skills you need to rapidly become effective with Git, and when you’ve finished it, you can return to your projects with the superpowers that Git gives you.