Collaborative Development using Git and GitHub
Collaborative Development using Git and GitHub
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Collaborative Development using Git and GitHub

Last updated on 2018-08-02

About the Book

Git is the de-facto standard Version Control System for Open Source projects and one of the most popular VCS for proprietary projects as well. GitHub is the most popular cloud-based hosting solution for projects using Git.

Reading this book and following the exercises will teach you how to use Git and GitHub to contribute to projects using these technologies. You will learn how to write automated unit and integration tests and how to set up Continuous Integration to run these tests on every change.

There are several exercises that will teach you how to fork a project and send a Pull-request. How to follow a project that makes progress while you are working on your contribution. During the course of the book you will also contribute to a number of Open Source projects.

You will learn how to set up Continuous Integration using Travis-CI and Appveyor.

About the Author

Gábor Szabó
Gábor Szabó

Gabor Szabo has been programming for more than 30 years in a number of languages and in various environments. He used to do DevOps before there was a name for it.

These days he usually helps companies improve their engineering practices by introducing test automation, CI, CD. Sometimes this includes building internal web sites. Gabor also loves explaining things and provides training to his clients.

Gabor also has a number of websites. Each one using a different technology.

Gabor has been writing Perl since 1995 and teaching it since 2000. He is the author of the Perl Maven site including the Perl Tutorial. He has taught web development with Perl Dancer many time including at Perl Conferences in Europe and USA. Gabor is the chief editor of the Perl Weekly newsletter.

He is also the author and maintainer of Perl 6 Maven site that runs on Bailador.

The Code And Talk and Pydigger sites use Python Flask.

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Outline
  • Changes
    • v0.31 2018.08.02
    • v0.25 2017.10.22
    • v0.15 2017.09.18
    • v0.10 2017.09.10
    • v0.05 2017.08.27
  • Feedback and Questions
  • Contributors
  • Introduction
  • Tasks
  • Privacy
  • What is Version Control, Git, and GitHub?
    • Manual VCS
    • Version Control Systems
  • Setup your environment
    • Create an account on GitHub.
    • Terminal
    • Install Git on your desktop machine (Windows, Linux, OSX)
    • Configure Git client
    • Install Editor or IDE
  • Git locally
    • Git
    • git stash - temporary saving changes
  • Your first Pull Request
    • CSV - Comma Separated Values
    • CSV file on GitHub
    • Edit CSV file on GitHub
    • Send a Pull-Request
  • Your second Pull Request
    • Fork a repository
    • Clone a repository
    • Create a branch
    • Make some changes
    • Record the changes
    • Push out the changes to GitHub
    • Send a Pull-Request
    • Observe Travis-CI running and reporting
  • Update your local Git repository from the central repository of the project.
    • What to do if I mess up?
    • Conflict management
    • The 4 cases we are going to cover
    • No local changes yet
    • Integrated branch
    • Changes that were not pushed out
    • Rebase your local branch and update a PR
    • Delete a branch
  • Merge and Conflict
    • Version Conflict
    • File Name collision
    • Type 1 conflict
    • Type 2 conflict
    • Type 2 conflict - another case
    • Solution to the Type 2 conflict
    • Prevention of Type 2 conflicts
    • Conflict resolution
    • Type 3 conflict
  • Pull Request for Code And Talk
    • The full process
  • Continuous Integration - CI
    • Various CI systems
    • Travis CI
    • Set up Travis-CI
    • Appveyor
  • Python
    • Virtualenv for Python
    • Add Python test
    • Python test coverage
    • Add test to a Python project
  • Perl 5
    • Add test to Perl 5 project
    • Test Coverage
  • Perl 6
    • Tasks
  • Appendix
    • Where to contribute?
  • Index

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