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Introduction to Git with Scott Chacon of GitHub

This talk introduces the Git Version Control System by looking at what Git is doing when you run the commands you need to do basic version control with it. The talk covers how to use Git to do the basics, while seeing how it differs from Subversion, what staging and committing actually looks like, how it stores it’s data, how it branches and merges so nicely and how it talks to a server when pushing and fetching.

The video then describes how to look at your history with log in interesting ways. This should help Git newbies get acquainted with the popular VCS and other Git users get a glimpse of what’s happening under the hood.

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Git development for Windows

This should simplify git development on Windows.

Gigaom

And some said it would never happen. Github, the popular repository for many open-source code projects, now has a brand-new, first-ever Windows(s msft) client. That means Windows developers building Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 and pre-release Windows 8  applications can now share their work on the popular code bank.

The beauty of Github is that it lets groups of developers collaborate on projects without stepping on each other’s work.  Team members working on a single project can sync changes to make sure they are, in fact, working on one project, rather than multiple versions of the same project. That becomes very important as the size of the development group grows. Github also facilitates work on private or public projects so that new developers can look at and learn from code posted by their forebears.  As one developer put it recently, Github is “the social network of coding.”

The Github…

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