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GitHub Online Training - June 8, 2012
Friday, June 8, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (MDT)
This course is live training from an expert in Git. We'll have six 50 minutes sessions during which we'll explore the foundations of Git through the practical every-day commands. We'll conclude with some workflow ideas and practical tips that will get you on the road to success with this revolutionary version control system.
In this Git and GitHub.com course, we'll cover the full gamut of using Git effectively, including the syntax and the refactored thinking and capabilities that Git brings to the table. The general outline, which adapts to your questions, is as follows:
- Setting Up Git
- Configuring Git
- Three Stage Thinking
- The Git File Workflow
Once the new mindset of Git and DVCSes has been established, the power of Git's staging area and content tracking (not just file tracking) is fully revealed. The performance characteristics of Git versus Subversion are explored and put into perspective.
- Cloning Repositories
The first step in obtaining the contents of an existing Git repository is cloning. This activity is explored to a deep level including the mechanics of repository storage.
- Command Composition
The motivations for when to branch and the many-faceted syntax of creating branches is explored in depth.
Unlike a traditional version control system, Git can have many peers. These peers, called remotes, can be thought of as simple bookmarks for long URLs.
Tags are a first class citizen in the Git version control system. Tags will be used to start new branches and simply mark milestones in the code's lifetime.
Matthew McCullough is an energetic 15 year veteran of enterprise software development, open source education, and co-founder of Ambient Ideas, LLC, a Denver consultancy. Matthew currently is a member of the JCP, reviewer for technology publishers, author of the Presentation Patterns & Anti-Patterns book, multi-year speaker on the No Fluff Just Stuff tour, presenter at dozens of international conferences, author of three of the 10 most popular DZone RefCardz (including Git) and President of the Denver Open Source Users Group.
Git has been a primary tool in Matthew's teaching and consulting practice for several years. Matthew's helped small shops to 5,000 person companies convert from proprietary version control systems over to Git, helping them maximize the benefits and minimize efforts. The resulting productivity and collaboration boosts from development teams have been nothing short of amazing.
Matthew resides in Denver with his beautiful wife and two young daughters, who are active in nearly every outdoor activity Colorado offers.