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A Few Git Tips
This weekend I had the opportunity to attend Scott Chacon's Advanced Git class at Jumpstart Lab. Scott works for Github and maintains the Git project's website. He's also written a book, ProGit, and the handy reference site Git Reference.
Scott spent a good bit of time going over the fundamentals of Git--the different types of objects stored in its database and how they point to one another. I had seen all this before when I first started using Git, but I wasn't ready to really understand it then. If you've ever felt that Git was a bit mysterious or scary I'd highly recommend going over the basics again. Try this article and these two sections of Scott's book.
Here are some other useful tips I picked up:Continue reading