- Series: Pro
- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Apress; 1st ed. edition (August 27, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1430218339
- ISBN-13: 978-1430218333
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.6 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 121 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #538,405 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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It's easy reading, not as complex as someone could imagine with a software tool. But at the same time it covers everything: from how to do day to day tasks to the git internals and working with remotes. The nice pictures are really helpful and the author explanations are simple and easy to understand.
Keep in mind that this book is the same that is (free?) in the official website, but if you're like me and like reading lay down on the bed or even the bathroom! I'll recommend you to just buy it. It's a nice reference manual also :-).
I would encourage you, though, to read it side by side your computer so you can try and memorize all the different commands.
I just recently switched to Git after being a longtime user of other SCM tools. I had no previous knowledge of Git, and purchased this book as a reference to help me understand how Git is different from SVN/CVS/TFS and to help me decide if I was going to switch. I picked two books here on Git (the O'Reilly book being the other) and dove in headfirst.
All of the routine tasks, commands and options are well covered here. Covered topics include all of the required basics, using remote repositories, staging, branching strategies and so on.
I'm a really visual person and I really like diagrams. I was quickly able to understand the key strengths of Git by looking at the included diagrams in a way that just reading some text does not convey.
I've been using this book frequently.
You can get the digital copy of the book from the website under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 license, which means it's free for non-commercial purposes. I purchased my Kindle copy since I'm using Git for my job, and I'm an honest guy that thought this book was great when it came to learning Git quickly and easily, and I have no problems helping to financially support software freedom.
The only issue I have is not with the book itself, but rather for the kindle version of the book. The contents of this book are published under the Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike 3.0 license and thus freely available in mobi, epub, or pdf format from the books (and gits) official website at git-scm.com/book/
If you are purchasing a paperback edition of this, by all means, this would be an excellent purchase if you want to get into the world of Git. If you are looking to purchase the kindle version I highly recommend acquiring the book via the official website of the book and git itself and saving $16 dollars. I made this mistake obviously (as evidence by the "Amazon Verified Purchase" tag on this review) before I realized it was actually free in digital format from the people that made it.
I have been searching for online guides and have not found anything as consolidated, organized, and use friendly as this book. So I bought it. It was only $15.16 but apparently that price has increased significantly ever since. Nevertheless, the book is very much worth it. Pick it up and stop wasting your time not knowing Git.