Version Control by Example

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“Version Control by Example”, written by Eric Sink, is a concise and informative book that serves as both an introduction and a manual for practical usage of Mercurial, Git, Veracity, and virtually any other version control system.


This book uses practical examples to explain version control with both centralized and decentralized systems. Topics covered include:

  • Basic version control commands and concepts
  • Introduction to Distributed Version Control Systems (DVCS)
  • Advanced branching workflows
  • Strengths and weaknesses of DVCS vs. centralized tools
  • Best practices
  • How distributed version control works under the hood

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Basics
  • Basics with Subversion
  • More Basics
  • Advantages
  • Weaknesses
  • Basics with Mercurial
  • Basics with Git
  • About Veracity
  • Basics with Veracity
  • Workflows
  • DVCS Internals
  • Best Practices

Book Details

Author(s): Eric Sink
Publisher: Pyrenean Gold Press
Format(s): PDF, HTML, ePub
File size: 6.00 MB
Number of pages: 226
Link: Download or read online.

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