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.
About the Author
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 providing taining, introducing test automation, CI, CD. Sometimes this includes building internal web sites. Gabor also loves explaining things and provides training to his clients.
He also has a number of websites. Each one using a different technology.
Gabor runs the Code Maven site where he write about lots of different technologies such as Python, Golang, Jenkins, Continuous Integration, etc.
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.