Git Basics


  • What is & Why Git? 
  • Git architecture 
  • Git workflow 
  • How to get started 
  • Getting Git repository 
  • Recording changes to the Git repository 
  • Viewing commit history 
  • Tagging

What is & Why Git?

What is Git? 

  • Git (/ it/) is a distributed revision control system with an ɡ emphasis on speed
  • Designed for maintaining a large distributed development environment 
    • Linux kernel, Perl, Eclipse, Ruby on Rails, Android, PostgresSQL 
  • Every Git working directory is a full-fledged repository with complete history and full revision tracking capabilities, not dependent on network access or a central server

Strong support for non-linear development 

  • Git supports rapid branching and merging, and includes specific tools for visualizing and navigating a non-linear development history.
  • A core assumption in Git is that a change will be merged more often than it is written, as it is passed around various reviewers.

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