My session covers the basics of how a Distributed Version Control System works. I focus is on GIT but it applies to Mercurial - Hg.
Here is a link to the slides I used for the first 10 minutes of the presentation.
I used 3 clients in the Demo.
I highly recommend learning the command line tools, there are two great demos for GIT available that I reference in the presentation.
- Command Line Demo - https://try.github.io
- Command Line Demo with Branching - https://pcottle.github.io/learnGitBranching/
What I don't cover heavily in the introduction is branching. Understanding this allows you to really leverage the power of Distributed Version Control. Atlassian has a great tutorial on GIT but the best part of this document is how it compares the various workflows you could use with GIT.
If your coming from SVN and moving to GIT I created this cheat sheet to remember the common commands.
Another thing I wanted to cover but did not have time was options when it comes to hosting your git repositories that I have used.
Public and Private Repositories outside your firewall:
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Public Repositories are free.
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