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Meet Mercurial

by Dan Benjamin

In this course, Dan Benjamin draws on years of experience with source code control systems to get you up to speed with Mercurial. In fact, he was so impressed with Mercurial that he converted all his personal projects and is now using it daily.

What you'll learn

Many developers have embraced distributed source code control as a faster, more agile way of managing projects both online and offline. Mercurial is not only fast, it also provides a smooth transition for developers who are already comfortable with Subversion's basic command set. And it gives you easy access to common functionality without resorting to cryptic command-line flags. It works well on all major operating systems, including Microsoft Windows. Learn it quickly with our Mercurial tutorial! Major projects such as Python and Mozilla use Mercurial. Project hosting options abound, including Google Code, BitBucket, and even GitHub via the experimental hg-git! In this course, Dan Benjamin draws on years of experience with source code control systems to get you up to speed with Mercurial. In fact, he was so impressed with Mercurial that he converted all his personal projects and is now using it daily. Even if you primarily use Git or another distributed system, this course will help you for those times when you want to clone or contribute to a project hosted in Mercurial. And maybe you'll even learn some tips to take back to your SCM of choice.

About the author

Dan is a broadcaster, writer, software developer, designer, and ex-corporate stooge. He is the founder of 5by5, an Internet broadcasting and podcast network where he hosts a handful of shows with people like Merlin Mann, John Siracusa, Marco Arment, and Jeffrey Zeldman. He is the author of Bacon Method and Hivelogic, and has written for A List Apart and O’Reilly. Many of Dan's screencasts live at PeepCode. He has been coding for almost two decades, making things like the Email Address Enkoder,... more

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