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Pragmatic Guide to Subversion


Subversion is the most popular open-source version control system on the planet. Development teams-big and small, enterprise and open source-use this fast, feature-rich tool daily.

In Pragmatic Guide to Subversion (Pragmatic Bookshelf, $25.00), author Mike Mason shares the features and practices that have made Subversion so successful. Each of the 48 tasks selected for the book is presented as a quick two-pager, with a succinct description on the left side and a quick reference on the right. The book is designed for experienced developers—you want to get straight to the tricks and traps you’d otherwise learn by trial and error.

With this book, you can get to the good parts quickly, and be more productive and effective.

Subversion started life as a command-line tool, but graphical clients are now extremely popular and can offer a lot of extra power. For every task in Pragmatic Guide to Subversion, you get to see how to carry out the task via the regular command-line client as well as the TortoiseSVN graphical client for Windows, and the Cornerstone graphical client for Mac.

Whether or not you’ve used other version control tools, you’ll learn Subversion’s popular way of working—how to access your source code, make changes, and share them with your team.

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

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

What People are Saying

“I really like the organization of the book. I found Pragmatic Guide to Sub- version to be very easy to read, and it really gets the information across in an engaging way. This book is clear, concise, and comprehensive. It’s an indispensable reference for anyone working with Subversion.”—Ian Bourke, Independent software developer, UK

“Pragmatic Guide to Subversion has everything I needed to get up and run- ning with SVN on my Mac. Being new to Mac OS X, it was a welcome surprise to have examples in multiple operating systems.”—Michael Raczynski, Software architect, Canada

“This is a book worth having since the ‘full’ Pragmatic Subversion book is too big for every developer on a team to read. I was a fan of Mike’s original Subversion book, and he’s carried on the style into this pocket reference. This is a book I recommend.”—Mike Roberts, Senior software engineer, DRW Trading Group

Book Information

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Pragmatic Guide to Subversion

by Mike Mason

ISBN: 9781934356616, 150 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.

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