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Why aren't you using git-flow? In January of this year, @nvie published “A successful Git branching model”, in which he explained how he keeps his Git repositories nice and tidy.

Why aren't you using git-flow?

In addition to that, he released git-flow; a bunch of Git extensions to make following this model extremely easy. I’m astounded that some people never heard of it before, so in this article I’ll try to tell you why it can make you happy and cheerful all day. After installing git-flow, you can start a new repository in the current directory or convert an existing one to the new branch structure: Table of Contents. A successful Git branching model » nvie.com. In this post I present the development model that I’ve introduced for all of my projects (both at work and private) about a year ago, and which has turned out to be very successful.

A successful Git branching model » nvie.com

I’ve been meaning to write about it for a while now, but I’ve never really found the time to do so thoroughly, until now. I won’t talk about any of the projects’ details, merely about the branching strategy and release management. It focuses around Git as the tool for the versioning of all of our source code. Getting Git. Web,Open source, Agile, Architecture, Java. Git Reference. Nick Farina - Git Is Simpler Than You Think. It was about one year ago that we switched to Git.

Nick Farina - Git Is Simpler Than You Think

Previously, we used Subversion, through the Mac app Versions, which (rightly) holds an Apple Design Award. I made the executive decision to leave our comfy world of Versions because it seemed clear that Git was winning the Internet. Git - Revision Control Perfected. In 2005, after just two weeks, Linus Torvalds completed the first version of Git, an open-source version control system.

Git - Revision Control Perfected

Unlike typical centralized systems, Git is based on a distributed model. It is extremely flexible and guarantees data integrity while being powerful, fast and efficient. With widespread and growing rates of adoption, and the increasing popularity of services like GitHub, many consider Git to be the best version control tool ever created. Surprisingly, Linus had little interest in writing a version control tool before this endeavor. He created Git out of necessity and frustration. Scott Chacon on the Interwebs. August 31, 2011 Issues with git-flow I travel all over the place teaching Git to people and nearly every class and workshop I’ve done recently has asked me what I think about git-flow.

Scott Chacon on the Interwebs

I always answer that I think that it’s great – it has taken a system (Git) that has a million possible workflows and documented a well tested, flexible workflow that works for lots of developers in a fairly straightforward manner. It has become something of a standard so that developers can move between projects or companies and be familiar with this standardized workflow. However, it does have its issues. Why Git is Better Than X. Dive into Git. Scie.nti.st » Hosting Git repositories, The Easy (and Secure) Way. Update (12-12-2010): For additional features not present in gitosis, check out gitolite.

scie.nti.st » Hosting Git repositories, The Easy (and Secure) Way

Update (08-10-2008): For topics not covered here, I encourage everyone to read the gitosis README, bundled with the distribution. There is also an example.conf configuration file that illustrates more features than I have covered here. I have been asked more and more these days, “How do I host a Git repository?” Usually it is assumed that some access control beyond simply read-only is involved (some users have commit rights). Paris JUG : Improve your sex life with Git. Git Community Book. Fast Version Control System. Welcome to the Git version control system!

Fast Version Control System

Here we will briefly introduce you to Git usage based on your current Subversion knowledge. You will need the latest Git installed; There is also a potentially useful tutorial in the Git documentation. Git Immersion - Brought to you by EdgeCase. The Perfect Workflow, with Git, GitHub, and SSH. In this lesson, we'll focus on workflow. More specifically, we'll use the helpful GitHub service hooks to automatically update a project on our personal server whenever we push updates to a GitHub repo. Prefer a Video Tutorial?

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