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Friday, February 22, 2013

Yet another perfect "get started" book from Packt

After deciding to do a significant overhaul of a web site I've worked on since 1998 (including my first development of a Wordpress plugin), it seemed that the time was perfect to get the new stuff (and the old stuff I was retaining) into source control. Although JetBrain's PHPStorm made it so I could leverage GitHub with only my general understanding of source control, I wanted a better grasp of its features (and Git's potentials). Thus, I opened up this book...

If you are looking for a comprehensive reference for all Git's features, files, and so on...Ravishankar Somasundaram's "Git: Version Control for Everyone" isn't for you. If however, like me, you want to be able to quickly become proficient with Git's basic commands and actions with a good understanding of what is going on...then this will be a perfect resource. (Now, don't get me wrong, Somasundaram does some deeper dives into aspects of Git.)

This book is a quick read, Somasundaram has a warm writing style, and when you reach the end you'll know a lot more than when you began. Want to get started (and much more) with Git? Buy "Git: Version Control for Everyone."

Two final notes. First, I did receive a review Kindle copy of the book. Second, yes my reviews of Packt books so far have been positive...but that's not because I get review is because they've all been very good. That's why I generally look to Packt when I want to learn something new.

P.S.  You can see a copy of this review and buy the book here on


Ranjith Kumar said...

I was a Change Manager using PVCS Serena, i see GIT, a good replacer with its effective archival mechanism and consume less CPU compare to Serena. This book is a Must read for all newbies of version control. Author can add more on GIT Server version and relate this to Corporate Release Management processes in his future releases. It Worth for everyone especially growing release managers.

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