Distributed Version Control with Git

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The printed paperback edition is available worldwide via the ISBN 978-3943747065. You can order it electronically from Amazon.


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This books starts with an introduction into distributed version control systems. It continues to describe the basic Git terminology and how you can configure your Git tools.

As the book advances you learn how to connect to remote repositories and how to use branches and tags. The book covers merging and rebasing changes and provides all the necessary tips and tricks to use Git.

It also covers the usage of the popular online Git hosting platforms GitHub or Bitbucket and describes typical Git workflows which are considered as good practice.


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Errors might be one of the following:
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Author Background

Lars Vogel Portrait Lars Vogel is the founder and CEO of the vogella GmbH company. He is project lead of the Eclipse platform UI and e4 project, member of the Eclipse PMC and active developer of the Eclipse IDE and RCP framework. He loves to share his knowledge by writing tutorials, books and speaking on software conferences.

For the customers of the vogella GmbH he delivers development, consulting, coaching and training in the areas of Eclipse, Android and Git. These customers include Fortune 100 corporations as well as individual developers.

Lars is a nominated Java Champion since 2012. In 2010 he received the Eclipse Top Contributor Award and in 2012 the Eclipse Top Newcomer Evangelist Award.

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