December 2, 2010 archive

Video Book Review: Pragmatic Guide to Git


Last night I recorded a new episode of my Emerging Tech Talk video podcast (as part of my One Day of Content Creation) where I reviewed the Pragmatic Guide to Git written by Travis Swicegood and published by Pragmatic Programmers in November 2010.

As I note in the video embedded below, I found the book quite useful as a reference and a solid intro to git for people who may have experience with other version control systems and want to come up to speed with git. It is not a tutorial on version control systems, so if you have no experience with VCS’s, you’ll need to read some other book first. (Or watch my earlier ETT episode where I explain version control systems.)

Enjoy the review…

In full disclosure:

  1. O’Reilly sent me a copy of this book to review, but I would have purchased it anyway since I have a passionate interest in git.
  2. The links to above use my affiliate code and so if you actually buy the book I will receive a tiny amount of money.

Read the book? How about posting a review on Amazon?

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There are already a couple of great reviews on, but the fact is that reviews do influence people to buy books and, well, it never hurts to have more reviews!

If you do have a moment to post your thoughts on the book (positive or negative), I'd definitely appreciate it. Thanks!