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How Git Works

by Paolo Perrotta

This course is for developers and system administrators who want to really understand Git. Whether you just started using Git, or you've been using it every day for months - this course will give you the knowledge you need to become a Git master.

What you'll learn

Here is a confession: I used Git for a long time without really understanding what was going on. I knew all the basic commands, but I still got stranded when something went wrong. Why did my rebase fail? How did I manage to mess up the remote? Then I found the key to Git: the content of the .git directory. Once I understood the underlying model, everything about Git clicked into place. Things that used to be baffling and complicated suddenly looked simple and elegant. Let me share these insights with you. It will take you just two hours to wrap your head around Git.

Course FAQ

What is Git?

Git is a distributed revision control system. But Git not only does what other revision control systems do, Git does it in a distributed way can be harder to understand.

What is Git used for?

Git is primarily used for tracking changes in source code but can also be used to track changes in any files.

Who is this course for?

This course is for seasoned developers who get geeky pleasure in understanding how things work and also for beginners who want to know more than just the surface layer commands in Git.

What will I learn in this course?

In this course, we will peel off the layers of the onion until we reach Git's conceptual core. As we examine each layer, things you've been doing every day with Git will look different and simpler.

About the author

Paolo Perrotta is the author of "Programming Machine Learning" and "Metaprogramming Ruby". He has hundreds of articles, conference speeches and training deliveries under his belt. He developed software in domains ranging from automotive to healthcare, large-scale web sites, and computer games.

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