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Git Essentials by Ferdinando Santacroce

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Foreword

Occasionally, in the IT industry, some inventions are made whose value is far beyond their merely technical merit. Git is one of them.

Git is immensely faster and more convenient than SVN, CVS, and TFS. It is fast becoming the defacto standard mainly because there are no tools as powerful and versatile as it is; it is a wonderful masterpiece of code. Behind the success of Git lies much more: it is a revolutionary approach to writing code. Git houses an inherently collaborative component in its DNA. It is no coincidence then that the GitHub's tagline is Social Coding.

If Linus Torvalds goes down in history, it will perhaps be not only for Linux and his genius in writing C, but above all, for the social impact that Git has had on the IT community. ...

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