Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Mercurial: The Definitive Guide” as Want to Read:
Mercurial: The Definitive Guide
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Mercurial: The Definitive Guide

3.46  ·  Rating details ·  96 ratings  ·  9 reviews
This instructive book takes you step by step through ways to track, merge, and manage both open source and commercial software projects with Mercurial, using Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Solaris, and other systems. Mercurial is the easiest system to learn when it comes to distributed revision control. And it's a very flexible tool that's ideal whether you're a lone programmer ...more
Paperback, 284 pages
Published July 1st 2009 by O'Reilly Media (first published June 16th 2009)
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Mercurial, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Mercurial

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 3.46  · 
Rating details
 ·  96 ratings  ·  9 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Start your review of Mercurial: The Definitive Guide
Jeff Patterson
Dec 11, 2018 rated it liked it
It's a fine book but meant for use at the command line. I use TortoiseHG and I can use the command line, although I never do. ...more
Satyaki Upadhyay
Jun 25, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cs-blah-blah
Jul 19, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: elibrary
Sep 11, 2010 rated it liked it
Mercurial rocks. So many things I've wanted to do with version control for years and now it's all possible. If you're using Subversion or anything like it I highly recommend switching if it at all possible. We actually use Kiln, which is just Mercurial with a nice web interface and integration into Fogbugz.

This book is a decent reference, though I still find I need to use other sources too at times.

Senthil Kumaran
Oct 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is a comprehensive book about hg, which states it's design goals upfront and leads you step by step with the various usage commands. The contents and chapters of the book is very well organized. It takes the reader from the ground up on why hg works in a certain way and tries to help the reader understand it's simple design and so that they can work with the system, extend it and derive maximum benefits. This helped me to understand my current worflow too. :) ...more
Jyri-Matti Lähteenmäki
A bit of a disappointment. Covers all the basic stuff and then focuses on patches. I would have liked to know some advanced tips and tricks and poweruser features or something... Well, since it seems to be the only book ever written on Mercurial (What!?!) it's worth a read. ...more
Glenn Burnside
Dec 17, 2010 rated it really liked it
Good introduction to Mercurial for source control, which I'm finding to be simpler than Git, but sufficiently powerful for my and my team's needs. Read this book, then get yourself an account on bitbucket.org. ...more
Feb 08, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reference
Great introduction to Mercurial.
Daniel Galassi
Jun 27, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: professional
Having used Centralised version control systems for over a decade, this book was a pretty good introduction to Distributed VC in general and Mercurial in particular.
John Verne
rated it liked it
Apr 26, 2016
Frits Van der holst
rated it really liked it
Feb 06, 2015
rated it it was ok
Aug 07, 2019
rated it it was amazing
Jun 09, 2015
rated it really liked it
Feb 06, 2017
rated it really liked it
May 09, 2010
Evgeniy Shcherbina
rated it it was ok
Jul 27, 2017
rated it liked it
Mar 26, 2012
Ethan Fremen
rated it really liked it
Jun 15, 2014
Liang T Chen
rated it really liked it
Nov 21, 2015
Sye van der Veen
rated it it was ok
Jan 28, 2015
Zachary Lysobey
rated it liked it
Nov 05, 2017
Anantha Kumaran
rated it liked it
Jul 29, 2011
David Kahan
rated it really liked it
Jul 01, 2017
Andy Legkiy
rated it liked it
Jan 22, 2012
Rolf Rasmussen
rated it liked it
Mar 07, 2014
rated it really liked it
Aug 08, 2013
rated it liked it
Apr 09, 2015
rated it really liked it
Aug 09, 2012
Mikhail Sergeev
rated it liked it
Mar 31, 2018
« previous 1 3 4 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World
  • Machine Learning With Random Forests And Decision Trees: A Mostly Intuitive Guide, But Also Some Python
  • Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin Is Changing Money, Business, and the World
  • The Way to Wealth
  • The Double Helix
  • Startupland: How Three Guys Risked Everything to Turn an Idea into a Global Business
  • 1453: The Holy War for Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and the West
  • 常识与通识
  • The King of Trees: Three Novellas: The King of Trees, The King of Chess, The King of Children
  • More Programming Pearls: Confessions of a Coder
  • Effective Python: 90 Specific Ways to Write Better Python (Effective Software Development Series)
  • Linux Server Hacks: 100 Industrial-Strength Tips and Tools
  • TypeScript Handbook
  • The Making of Prince of Persia: Journals 1985-1993
  • 至味在人间
  • 清明上河图(北宋繁华记忆)(精)Riverside Scene at Qingming Festival: The Prosperous Northern Song Dynasty (Hardcover)
  • Murder at Shijinso
  • You Kant Make it Up!: Strange Ideas from History's Great Philosophers
See similar books…

Goodreads is hiring!

If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you.
Learn more »

Related Articles

The internet, on balance, has been something of a mixed-blessing for our species. But one thing everyone agrees on: It’s a great place to watch...
28 likes · 1 comments