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Press Release: November 10, 2010

Pragmatic Guide to Git--New from Pragmatic Bookshelf

Pragmatic Guide to Git
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Raleigh, NC—The world of version control systems has undergone a major shift over the past few years. Distributed version control systems such as Git have burst onto the scene and changed the landscape of open source software development and corporate software workflows.

Pragmatic Guide to Git (Pragmatic Bookshelf, $25.00) is your guide to this new paradigm. It's not a complete reference; instead, it focuses on getting you up and running quickly with a minimum of fuss. Author Travis Swicegood says that this new book "covers the 95 percent of Git that you'll use at least once a week, as well as a few tasks that will come in handy but aren't used as often."

Part of the new Pragmatic Guide series, the book features task-oriented two-page spreads get you up and running quickly. Each left-hand page dives into the underlying implementation for each task. The right-hand page contains commands that focus on the task at hand, and cross references to other tasks that are related. You'll find what you need fast.

Git is rapidly becoming the de-facto standard for the open source community. Its excellent merging capabilities, coupled with its speed and relative ease of use, make it an indispensable tool for any developer. New Git users will learn the basic tasks needed to work with Git every day, including working with remote repositories, dealing with branches and tags, exploring the history, and fixing problems when things go wrong. If you're already familiar with Git, this book will be your go-to reference for Git commands and best practices.

You won't find a more practical approach to learning Git than Pragmatic Guide to Git.

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About the Author

Travis Swicegood is a professional programmer; owner of Domain51, a web and mobile development company in Lawrence, Kansas; and the author of Pragmatic Version Control Using Git, the first published book on Git. He's passionate about open source development and is active in communities across several languages.

View Travis Swicegood's full profile page.

Additional Resources
For more information about the book, including: code, errata, discussions, full table of contents, excerpts from the book and more, see the catalog page for Pragmatic Guide to Git.

For more information on the Pragmatic Guide Series, see:

Pragmatic Guide to Git Pragmatic Guide to Git
Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf
By Travis Swicegood
Print ISBN: 9781934356722  
Pages: 160
Print Price: $25.00

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