small medium large xlarge

Pragmatic Guide to Git


The world of version control systems has undergone a major shift over the past few years. Distributed version control systems such as Git have burst onto the scene and changed the landscape of open source software development and corporate software workflows.

Pragmatic Guide to Git (Pragmatic Bookshelf, $25.00) is your guide to this new paradigm. It’s not a complete reference; instead, it focuses on getting you up and running quickly with a minimum of fuss. Author Travis Swicegood says that this new book “covers the 95 percent of Git that you’ll use at least once a week, as well as a few tasks that will come in handy but aren’t used as often.”

Part of the new Pragmatic Guide series, the book features task-oriented two-page spreads get you up and running quickly. Each left-hand page dives into the underlying implementation for each task. The right-hand page contains commands that focus on the task at hand, and cross references to other tasks that are related. You’ll find what you need fast.

Git is rapidly becoming the de-facto standard for the open source community. Its excellent merging capabilities, coupled with its speed and relative ease of use, make it an indispensable tool for any developer. New Git users will learn the basic tasks needed to work with Git every day, including working with remote repositories, dealing with branches and tags, exploring the history, and fixing problems when things go wrong. If you’re already familiar with Git, this book will be your go-to reference for Git commands and best practices.

You won’t find a more practical approach to learning Git than Pragmatic Guide to Git.

Available in epub, mobi, PDF direct from the publisher and in paperback from fine bookstores worldwide.

What People are Saying

“This book is a must-have for anyone using Git or just getting started with Git. It has saved me time in finding the best practices for managing my Git repositories and will sit on my bookshelf as the go-to resource for anything Git.” —John Mertic, Senior software engineer, SugarCRM

“With two years of experience with Git, I thought I would have known most everything in Pragmatic Guide to Git. After reading it cover to cover, I learned that’s not the case. It’s a well-organized collection of useful Git techniques for all audiences”.—Luke Pillow, Software engineer,

Book Information

Cover Image For Pragmatic Guide to Git…

Pragmatic Guide to Git

by Travis Swicegood

ISBN: 9781934356722, 160 pages, $25.00US, $29.00CA, 6×9.

Pragmatic Bookshelf Titles are distributed to bookstores internationally by O’Reilly Media.

Additional Resources

Sample chapters, table of contents, and more information is available on the book’s home page.

About Pragmatic Bookshelf

The Pragmatic Bookshelf features books written by professional developers for professional developers. The titles continue the well-known Pragmatic Programmer style, and continue to garner awards and rave reviews. As development gets more and more difficult, the Pragmatic Programmers will be there with more titles and products to help programmers stay on top of their game.


Press and Editorial Queries Only:
Contact Andy Hunt or Dave Thomas
Pragmatic Bookshelf
800-699-7764 (+1 919-847-3884)

<< Driving Technical Change | Seven Languages in Seven Weeks >>