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Continuous Integration, Delivery, and Deployment by Sander Rossel

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Distributed Source Control Management

Git is a little different. With Git, you always copy the entire repository, including the entire history, to your local machine. That means you can make local commits without actually pushing anything to your server. It also means when your server becomes unreachable, you can still make local commits and push them when your server becomes available again. And, of course, it means that when your server explodes into tiny bits, every programmer on the team still has the entire project history sitting on their computers ready to be restored to a new server. This model is also known as the distributed version control system. While Git is the most popular distributed version control system by far, and actually ...

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