Thursday, February 26, 2009

Revision Control: GIT

I love Subversion for revision control. It has a lot of power. And every once in awhile I need more power.

For those moments, there is GIT. It is blazing fast and industrial-strength. Unfortunately, reading the user documentation has my head ready to explode. There is this vague haunting of concepts just out of reach with explanations that almost, but don't quite give you the clue I need.

For those people who want a clear explanation of what it does, how it does it, and the concepts behind it so that you can manipulate it well; here is the book you need: "Pragmatic Version Control using Git" by Travis Swicegood.

Go to the Pragmatic Programming website and download the PDF for $22. It is clear, it is straightforward, it tells you what's going on in the background as well as having simple straightforward examples.

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