“Have I mentioned today how much git rocks?” — One of my office mates
I hear that spontaneous outpouring of appreciation for git about
once a day. Usually it is someone in the office who just finished a
task that would have been difficult with any of the source control
systems we had used previously. Git has really impacted our day to
day development process, and that’s the sign of a powerful tool.
It wasn’t always like this. I remember when EdgeCase made a rather
abrupt switchover from subversion to git. I had only been dabbling
with git at the time, but the guys in charge of our code repositories
said “Here, this is good stuff. We’re switching … Now.”
Let me tell you, it was a little rough for a few days. Eventually
we figured it out. Although we love the tool now, the learning curve
was a bit steep to climb.
About two months ago we were talking in the office about git and
how to encourage people to adopt it. We talked abou the need for a
gentle introduction to git that quickly gets the user over the
learning curve quickly. That gave me the idea for the “Souce Control
Made Easy” talk that teaches the concepts behind git by starting from
scratch developing the ideas behind git one by one.
A Pragmatic Screen Cast
Mike Clark of the Pragmatic Studio contacted me about turning the talk
into a screencast that could reach a wider audience than the normal
conference-going crowd. I’m happy to say that Source Control Made
is now available from the Prags.
If you are thinking about adopting git, or have already started using
git but are still at the awkward stage, then this screen cast is
design for you. The Pragmatic Studio page has a link to a preview of
the screen cast. I hope you check it out.