[development] Git.. wat?

Dipen dipench at gmail.com
Thu Apr 29 21:44:07 UTC 2010

To add to the resources:

Git Screencasts (not updated anymore, but useful) - http://www.gitcasts.com
<http://www.gitcasts.com/>Git Ready - http://www.gitready.com/

Dipen Chaudhary
Founder, QED42 : We build beautiful and scalable web strategies (
www.qed42.com )
Blog: dipenchaudhary.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/dipench

On Fri, Apr 30, 2010 at 3:12 AM, Matt Chapman <matt at ninjitsuweb.com> wrote:

> Here are the most relevant sections from the documentation mentioned
> here yesterday:
> http://book.git-scm.com/3_basic_branching_and_merging.html
> http://book.git-scm.com/3_distributed_workflows.html
> All the Best,
> Matt Chapman
> Ninjitsu Web Development
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> On Thu, Apr 29, 2010 at 2:34 PM, Domenic Santangelo <domenics at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > With d.o moving to git, I'm becoming more interested in how it works. Can
> anyone point me to a really solid primer? I've looked around at length and
> am having a tough time grokking how git works, especially in regards to
> multi-person development.
> >
> > For example, I have one project that the previous dev set up to use git.
> For just me that's fine -- git add, git commit -a, git push, then reset to
> head on the dev server. But when more than one person is involved all hell
> breaks loose:
> >
> > Say you and I edit the same .css file and for some reason there's a
> conflict (git seems very bad at merging .css compared to svn from my
> experience). In svn: svn ci, see you're out of date, svn up, resolve the
> conflict, svn resolved, svn ci, done. In git this is all confusing and you
> can even break MERGE_HEAD if you try to git pull after resolving a conflict
> and git will think you still have conflicts to resolve. It's all very
> troublesome.
> >
> > From what I can tell, this is a common confusion coming from a
> "commit-update"-style system like svn; regardless, I still don't really get
> it. Any tips/articles/anything?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > -D
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