Are you looking for a new version control system? Perhaps what you're using now is too cumbersome, or you just want to try something new to manage a pet project. With Git Succinctly by Ryan Hodson, you can get up and running with one of the fastest-spreading revision control systems out there. Complete with vivid diagrams, clear code samples, and a careful walk-through of primary features, this free e-book is your quick guide to how Git operates, what its advantages are, and how you can incorporate it into your own workflow. Git Succinctly will teach you:

  • How to install and configure Git
  • How to create and clone repositories
  • How to use the staging area to organize and manage your commits
  • How to create, manage, and merge branches
  • How to interact with remote repositories

Ryan Hodson

Ryan Hodson has worked in a diverse collection of programming fields, building everything from websites to e-publishing platforms, touch-screen thermostats, and natural language processing tools. These experiences have led to a love of exploring new software and a proficiency in several languages and frameworks. In 2012, Ryan founded an independent publishing firm called RyPress and published his first book, Ry's Friendly Guide to Git. Since then, he has worked as a freelance technical writer for well-known software companies, including Syncfusion and Atlassian. Ryan continues to publish high-quality software tutorials via RyPress.com.

  1. Overview
  2. Getting Started
  3. Recording Changes
  4. Undoing Changes
  5. Branches
  6. Remote Repositories