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Pragmatic Guide to Git

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Need to learn how to wrap your head around Git, but don't need a lot of hand holding? Grab this book if you're new to Git, not to the world of programming. Git tasks displayed on two-page spreads provide all the context you need, without the extra fluff.

Get up to speed on Git right now with Pragmatic Guide to Git. Task-oriented two-page spreads get you up and running with
Paperback, 160 pages
Published November 22nd 2010 by Pragmatic Bookshelf (first published November 15th 2010)
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Christophe Addinquy
This a 130 pages long small booklet. Let's call it a recipes book, going from simples usages to complexe ones. It's all helpful, while the context often miss some graphics to understand the underlying mechanic between branches. Also higher level patterns would have been a great addition.
Ma note de lecture en français ici
Christian Panadero
Jun 06, 2019 rated it liked it
I was expecting a more advance book and what I found is a newbie git book, my fault I guess
Ralph N
Oct 16, 2019 rated it liked it
Nothing new to learn here if you actually have coded for a real company for more than a month
Alessandro Pellizzari
Aug 24, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: e, handbook, programming
Impostazione originale, ma che reputo una buona idea: nella pagina di sinistra una breve spiegazione della funzionalità, nella pagina di destra i comandi e gli esempi.

Copre abbastanza bene le basi dell'uso di git, dando anche qualche consiglio utile sull'utilizzo migliore.

Soffre di due difetti:

- è troppo breve, e vista l'impostazione, abbastanza risicato nelle spiegazioni. Non riesce a coprire molti casi particolari, e rimane fumoso su alcuni argomenti (tipo amend)

- come praticamente tutti i lib
Feb 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
This book is great if you already use Git and want to know more about the possibilities you have at your disposal. This book is definitely not intended to help with your first steps in Git. If you know that and fit in the targeted audience you get a quickly read overview on the more advanced usage scenarios that Git can offer. The examples are all very small and when you want to understand what’s going on under the hood you will have to use other kinds of documentation.

If you used Git for month
Ashraf Bashir
Jul 12, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: technical
The author doesn't give enough details for each command, and he doesn't explain what happens under the hood, he deals with the tool as a black box; by just listing commands, mentioning some variations of its parameters, and finally choosing a random "parameters list" as an example without even describing the example. It seems to be an abbreviated non-complete documentation of each command, not a book which describes what, how, why and when to use each command, even you cannot find a full detaile ...more
Mar 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
Este libro es una excelente guía para adquirir rápidamente un conocimiento básico de Git. Como todos los libros de Pragmatic que he leído, está estructurado de forma muy ordenada y coherente, con textos claros, muchos ejemplos y proporcionando una lectura agradable. Es un libro que sirve para empezar a trabajar con Git sin meterse en detalles internos y que puede valer para muchos usuarios. En mi caso se queda corto, pero me ha servido como una introducción excelente para seguir aprendiendo, ten ...more
Sep 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
The book provides a very good introduction to day=to-day use of git. It does so by identifying common tasks performed with version control system and describing how to accomplish them with git. It also explores tasks that one can only perform with git.

The best part of the book is it is, as the title says, pragmatic, succinct, and crisp in its exposition.

For details about how git works and more sophisticated git options, one will have to refer to other books.
Aug 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book is pretty much what the title says: a pragmatic guide to understanding and using Git. There is just enough background that you can understand what to do if you have used a VCS before. You are likely to want another book to go deeper at some point, but this book will retain a place on your desk as a practical reference.
Jun 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
I like the format of this book. It seems to breeze a bit too quickly over concepts like branches, tags, and collab...sometimes. It may have been better to make it less a reference work and more scenario-based. That said, it is a one-day read, with examples you can muck with nowise.
Dec 30, 2013 rated it liked it
Well organized and concise. Sometimes too much concise.
Maybe not the best choice for a Git's beginner.

I like the style of layout used when explaining the Git commands: explanation on the left-hand page and the actual commands on the right-hand page.
Feb 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: tech
Quick. To the point. Good first introduction.
Mar 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
Covers the most common uses of git.
Brandee Terry
Feb 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is a terrific reference book for getting started with git. It has proved invaluable at work.
Darren Weekes
Jul 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A great reference - it really does clarify rebasing and fetch vs pull. Easy to read and commit to memory. Highly recommended.
Aug 13, 2013 rated it liked it
Pretty good introduction to the tool, even though in retrospect, the man pages are even better.
Oct 19, 2013 rated it liked it
Moves quite quickly, and assumes a lot. For an introduction more examples and description would be nice. This is like an expanded reference manual...
Gishu Pillai
Aug 22, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: programmming
Try the free gitimmersion tutorial instead - Git is an amazing piece of work. The book doesn't quite manage to live up to it.
Axl Mattheus
Nov 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
Cookbook style.
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