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Mastering Git
A Beginner's Guide

Edited By

Sufyan bin Uzayr




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ISBN 9781032134154
April 15, 2022 Forthcoming by CRC Press
250 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations

 
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Book Description

Mastering Git aims to introduce developers of all ages to the wonderful and useful world of Git.

As far as software development is considered, the advent of Git has truly proven to be a milestone. If you are a software developer, you have probably heard of Git already. Its importance and functionality in the world of coding merits very high praise for a variety of reasons.

Computers now have become very amenable machines. You can remove a significant section of the text from your work accidentally, but there is no need to panic. Simply use the Undo option and you’re good.

This, however, was not the case in the early days of development. Back then, developers did not have access to any such technology, and it was only one person who used to own the master copy of a work. This person would divide the code into specific parts, which would subsequently be divided between developers, who would work on their part and make their completed submissions independently of each other. This was followed by a standard check, after which the old version was completely replaced by the new version. This was a very tedious process -- unless someone were very proactive with making copies of the code, the previous versions of a file were often effectively lost.

Thankfully, a significant breakthrough came in 1972 when developer Marc Rochkind invented the Source Code Control System (SCCS), which was the very first form of Version Control System. It was limited in terms of its functionality, could allow only one person to work on it at a time, while concurrent management had to be handled using locks. But we have come a long way since then.

Today, Git is the single most-used VCS out there, and its influence on coding and development, in particular, the innovative use of ‘branches’ in order to facilitate collaboration for projects, cannot be over-emphasized. Version Control has become an indispensable part of our lives, and being familiar with the functioning of Git is something employers deem highly important.

"Mastering Git – Beginner's Guide" will prove to be of tremendous help for developers of all spheres in learning Git and Version Control. The book offers information on a wide array of subjects pertaining to Git, and even briefly touches upon its history, advantages and disadvantages. Mastering Git also offers tips on installation, different elements involved in its functioning like Repositories, Remotes, Aliases, Tagging, Branches, etc. Popular services and hosts for Git projects like GitHub, GitLab, Bitbucket, etc. too are discussed in detail. For both newbie learners as well as trained professionals, this book will prove to be a handy guide for all times.

Learn more about our Mastering titles on this page Mastering Computer Science - Book Series - Routledge & CRC Press

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 GETTING STARTED

Chapter 2 The Basics

Chapter 3 WORKING WITH REPOSITORIES

Chapter 4 WORKING WITH BRANCHES

Chapter 5 WORKING WITH SERVERS

Chapter 6 GITHUB

Chapter 7 GITLAB

Chapter 8 BITBUCKET

Chapter 9 Appraisal

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Biography

Sufyan bin Uzayr is a writer, coder and entrepreneur with over a decade of experience in the industry. He has authored several books in the past, pertaining to a diverse range of topics, ranging from History to Computers/IT.

Sufyan is the Director of Parakozm, a multinational IT company specializing in EdTech solutions. He also runs Zeba Academy, an online learning and teaching vertical with a focus on STEM fields.

Sufyan specializes in a wide variety of technologies, such as JavaScript, Dart, WordPress, Drupal, Linux and Python. He holds multiple degrees, including ones in Management, IT, Literature and Political Science.

Sufyan is a digital nomad, dividing his time between four countries. He has lived and taught in universities and educational institutions around the globe. Sufyan takes a keen interest in technology, politics, literature, history and sports, and in his spare time, he enjoys teaching coding and English to young students.

Learn more at sufyanism.com