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Introduction to Git (revisited)

Introduction to Git (revisited)

An introduction to git (with links to tutorials) for Rails Girls Linz 2014



June 14, 2014


  1. Introduction to git

  2. "In software development, Git /ɡɪt/ is a distributed revision control

    and source code management (SCM) system with an emphasis on speed. Git was initially designed and developed by Linus Torvalds for Linux kernel development in 2005. Every Git working directory is a full-fledged repository with complete history and full version tracking capabilities, not dependent on network access or a central server." - Wikipedia
  3. Say what?

  4. Git is a tool that will help you track down

    changes in your work and your code.
  5. (Git is basically the slightly annoying girlfriend/boyfriend that will constantly

    take pictures of you: while you're eating, while you're walking, while you're sleeping; tracking down your every move. At first it's a little difficult to get used to it, but the day you really need to know what you were wearing at your third cousin's best friend's brother's 17th birthday party, those photos will come in handy.)
  6. Some basic concepts

  7. git works with source code

  8. git tracks changes

  9. git helps collaboration

  10. git works in a non-linear way, and there are different

    ways to use that to your advantage
  11. Understand the lingo

  12. repository ! the "folder" inside your project where all the

    changes will be
  13. commit ! a way to "save your changes"

  14. a little like a tree, you have the main trunk

    (master branch) and the feature branches, so you can work on separate things simultaneously
  15. Follow these steps

  16. install git ! http://git-scm.com/

  17. initiate a repository for the project you want to track

    ! (git init)
  18. stage the files you have made changes to ! (git

  19. comment and commit your changes to the files you have

    added ! (git commit -m)
  20. check the status of your changes ! (git status)

  21. Usually, you run these commands from the terminal. There are

    also GUIs (Graphic User Interfaces) available, though
  22. Practice makes perfect

  23. Try Git mini-tutorial, all online ! https://try.github.io

  24. Git-it (learn git & GitHub in your terminal) https://github.com/jlord/ git-it

  25. Have fun! ! &say hello on twitter or github: @alicetragedy