CHAPTER 1

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Getting Started with Git

The manufacturers of computer software are facing difficult challenges caused by quite trivial reasons. A typical application is produced by a team of developers working on hundreds, if not thousands, of files on a short schedule. Each file needs to be available for modification by all of the developers at any moment. The situation is complicated even more when we supplement the scenario with the time line. Every file can be modified by any developer at any chosen moment. The following three simple factors make the management of a source code a nontrivial task:

  • The number of files
  • The number of developers

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