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Get a Jump Start on version control with Git today!

Most engineers we meet prefer Git over other distributed version control systems.

These systems let you store different versions of project files and directories, so you can roll back to an earlier one if something goes wrong. And since they're distributed, they smooth the path for dev team collaboration.

But what is it abou

Kindle Edition, 150 pages
Published September 1st 2015 by SitePoint
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Jul 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: version-control, git
The author has gone a little bit beyond Jump Starting to Git in the last of the chapters where he briefs about refs, reflogs, fsck, etc. The author has also given instances from the real world where a few git commands come handy. All these are important in setting the context of how Git helps in the real world. This book can always serve as a quick reference guide in the everyday usage of Git. Nice job!
May 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
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I already know git, but my command-line skills were a little rusty, so I read this to refresh my memory. This is a good book for a beginner, or as a quick refresher. There are a lot of books about git, and I'm not sure this one is any better than the others, but it's good.

I'd recommend Pro Git if you're looking for something more thorough. (It's available free here.)
Jul 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A quick reference (or a breezy introduction?) to commonly used features/commands of Git along with few advanced features/commands of Git. While the content is accessible, lower-level details could have made the description of advanced features more accessible.
Bruce Brownlee
Feb 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Reliable plain explanation of how to use Git

Unadorned with fluff. Overview of each command and simple examples. Not weighed down with an overly elaborate sample project. Reads like a very good how-to reference manual
Anton Antonov
Sep 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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The intro / advanced book that I needed when I was learning Git.

We know that there are countless Git resources, Github and Atlassian having the most quality ones. However Sitepoint have a talent for making short, concise and very graphical books.

There are also specialized Git team books as Git for teams, but Jump Start Git is just the right one for someone trying to get into Git and quickly becoming a part of a Git-powered team.

As most Sitepoint books, Jump Start Git also has a perfect amount of
Jon Stone
Jul 31, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This book is a great primer on the main functions of Git.

I had experience with the VCS but wanted to see if this would offer anything new. Was happy to see that the middle sections of the book cover advanced usage, such as undoing actions, managing conflicts and revising the history of a repository, with diagrams to explain the difference between most common actions.

While the last section--GUI options for Git--offers some basic tips, would have been nice to see a bit deeper dive or maybe a few
Oct 27, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good book for beginners. Doesn't go in-depth but that is good for novices.
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