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Foundation Version Control for Web Developers

Kemper, Chris, Oxley, Ian

2012, XXII, 416 p.

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    • Gives designers and developers a much-needed skill in the current web industry
    • Allows the reader to work with the three leading version control systems currently available
    • Handles the advanced side of version control, so that even someone familiar with one system will still learn something new or improve on current skills
Foundation Version Control for Web Developers explains how version control works, what you can do with it and how. Using a friendly and accessible tone, you will learn how to use the three leading version control systems—Subversion, Git and Mercurial—on multiple operating systems. The history and integral concepts of version control are covered so that you will gain a thorough understanding of the subject, and why it should be used to manage all changes in web development projects.

This book covers the valuable knowledge and transferable skills that will enable you use one of the three leading systems as well as easily switch to new systems that will arise in the workplace. Topics covered include:

  • How to choose the correct software for your needs.
  • Creating and working with repositories.
  • Understanding trunks, branches, hooks, conflicts and merging.
  • Setting up respository servers and integrating with Apache.
  • Using Terminal, and understanding alternatives.

Foundation Version Control for Web Developers is a concise beginner's course for designer and developer alike. Even if you have no prior knowledge of version control, this book will provide you with the knowledge to fully manage projects from start to finish, ensuring your projects are as seamless and successful as you need them to be.

Content Level » Popular/general

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Table of contents 

  1. Are you set up? Creating a basic development environment
  2. In the beginning there were just source files
  3. Meet the current players in the game: SVN, Git and Mercurial
  4. The benefits of version control
  5. I don't like Terminal, which programs can I use?
  6. You mean I can version control everything?!
  7. What can make my life easier?
  8. I have a conflict, what can I do?
  9. I'm feeling brave, can I do this with Terminal?
  10. How to create a server
  11. I don't have a server, which other options do I have?
  12. Why branching is great
  13. Hooks, and why they can be useful
  14. Upgrading from CVS and converting repositories

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