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Introduction to Git

In the last several years, distributed version control has revolutionized the way we do development. Among the various DVCS offerings, Git is a popular, flexible and advanced open-source tool that increases team productivity as less time is spent on merge conflicts and branching becomes painless.

This course covers how to practically use Git, while also providing a solid foundation for how Git works under the hood. Abandon your CVS pushbike and board your new Git helicopter!

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Target audience

Developers interested in learning how to use Git as a revision control system.

Pre-requisites

Basic skills in managing files in either Windows or Linux. Preferably some familiarity with command-line interfaces.

What's version control?

  • Why do we want it?

A quick history

  • RCS, CVS, SVN
  • Centralized vs distributed
  • Merging: a solution that turned into a problem

Walkthrough exercise I

  • init, add, commit
  • status, log, diff
  • branch, checkout, (simple) merge

Understanding the DAG

  • blobs, trees, commits
  • gitk
  • SHA hashes

Going distributed

  • Adding remotes to your project
  • A pull is a fetch and a merge
  • A centralized location?
  • Hosted git

Walkthrough exercise II

  • remote, clone, push, pull
  • resolving conflicts
  • Rebasing

Course info

Course code: T150
Date: 4 Feb 2019
Location: Malmö
Duration: 1 day
Price: 12 500 SEK
Language: English

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