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Fundamentals of Software Version Control

Working with GUI clients and IDE integration


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Fundamentals of Software Version Control

with Michael Lehman

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The latest version of Git that you can get from git-scm.com has built-in GUI tools and shell integration. As you can see here, we've got something we can create, Git and add all new files. There is a specific Git Commit tool, a Git History tool, we can fire the whole thing up by calling up for the Git GUI, and it knows which repository you can see up here in the title bar, it's using because we right-clicked on that particular folder. So you can see there aren't any Unstage Changes or Stage Changes in here.
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  1. 2m 12s
    1. Welcome
      56s
    2. What you should know before taking this course
      23s
    3. Using the exercise files
      53s
  2. 25m 8s
    1. Overview of software version control
      2m 51s
    2. Understanding version control concepts
      5m 14s
    3. Demo one: Getting started
      11m 1s
    4. Demo two: Handling the "oops"
      6m 2s
  3. 11m 3s
    1. The history of version control
      3m 44s
    2. Terminology
      4m 27s
    3. Exploring centralized vs. distributed systems
      2m 52s
  4. 28m 42s
    1. Getting files in and out of a repository
      4m 38s
    2. Saving changes and tracking history
      2m 47s
    3. Reverting to a prior version
      1m 42s
    4. Creating tags and labels
      1m 5s
    5. Branching and merging
      4m 10s
    6. Exploring workflow integration and continuous builds
      2m 46s
    7. Using graphical user interface (GUI) tools
      2m 39s
    8. Integrating a version control system with an integrated development environment (IDE)
      2m 50s
    9. Examining shell integration
      3m 26s
    10. Looking at forward and reverse integration
      2m 39s
  5. 25m 59s
    1. Installation and setup
      3m 31s
    2. Creating a repository and a project
      5m 10s
    3. Working with check-in, checkout, and revert
      6m 12s
    4. Tagging
      1m 34s
    5. Branching and merging
      5m 32s
    6. Working with GUI clients and IDE integration
      4m 0s
  6. 16m 13s
    1. Installation and setup
      55s
    2. Working with check-in, checkout, and revert
      9m 34s
    3. Tagging
      1m 7s
    4. Branching and merging
      4m 37s
  7. 26m 41s
    1. Installation and setup
      3m 47s
    2. Creating a repository and a project
      6m 15s
    3. Working with check-in, checkout, and revert
      8m 31s
    4. Tracking history and tagging
      2m 15s
    5. Branching and merging
      5m 53s
  8. 19m 25s
    1. Installation and setup
      3m 1s
    2. Creating a repository and a project
      1m 6s
    3. Working with check-in, checkout, and revert
      6m 39s
    4. Tagging
      2m 13s
    5. Branching and merging
      3m 44s
    6. Working with GUI clients and IDE integration
      2m 42s
  9. 16m 54s
    1. Installation and setup
      1m 48s
    2. Creating a repository and a project
      59s
    3. Working with check-in, checkout, revert, and tracking history
      6m 9s
    4. Tagging
      1m 50s
    5. Branching and merging
      4m 29s
    6. Exploring GUI and shell integration
      1m 39s
  10. 3m 38s
    1. Selecting a software version control that is right for you
      2m 30s
    2. Next steps
      1m 8s

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Fundamentals of Software Version Control
2h 55m Intermediate Nov 07, 2012

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This course is a gateway to learning software version control (SVC), process management, and collaboration techniques. Author Michael Lehman reviews the history of version control and demonstrates the fundamental concepts: check-in/checkout, forking, merging, commits, and distribution. The choice of an SVC system is critical to effectively managing and versioning the assets in a software development project (from source code, images, and compiled binaries to installation packages), so the course also surveys the solutions available. Michael examines Git, Perforce, Subversion, Mercurial, and Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS) in particular, describing the appropriate use, features, benefits, and optimal group size for each one.

Topics include:
  • Comparing centralized vs. distributed systems
  • Saving changes and tracking history
  • Using revert or rollback
  • Working with the GUI tools
  • Using IDE and shell integration
  • Installing different systems
  • Creating a repository
  • Tagging code
  • Branching and merging code
  • Selecting a software version control system that's right for you
Subjects:
Developer Mobile Apps Desktop Apps Programming Foundations
Software:
Git Mercurial ALM/TFS Perforce
Author:
Michael Lehman

Working with GUI clients and IDE integration

The latest version of Git that you can get from git-scm.com has built-in GUI tools and shell integration. As you can see here, we've got something we can create, Git and add all new files. There is a specific Git Commit tool, a Git History tool, we can fire the whole thing up by calling up for the Git GUI, and it knows which repository you can see up here in the title bar, it's using because we right-clicked on that particular folder. So you can see there aren't any Unstage Changes or Stage Changes in here.

We come up to Repository and say Visualize master's History, and there's our changes. That's our Initial check in. You can see down here at the bottom, there is our initial text. We go up one. Now you can see it shows the dif where we took out my novel and put in website. Here's what we added, the feature code to our branch, and up here is where we added node. And you can see by the fact that it now has this b1 and master at the same spot on the top line there, those two branches have been merged together.

In addition to doing that, you can browse master's Files, or you can browse files in various different branches if you've been asked for Database Statistics. For example, here we can see these are statistics that have to do with the way in which Git manages things, and it basically never deletes anything. So over time, you start using this, for 6 months or a year, you may end up with a lot of extra files that are no longer being tracked by Git that are still in that hidden.git directory. You can use this tool to commit it and compress that and get rid of the unnecessary files that you are still carrying around if you're backing up the entire directory.

And that's it for Git GUI and Git shell integration. I think you'll find that Git is very, very easy to use, very lightweight, and something that I highly recommend. It's also being used very, very widely in the open-source community, especially with a website called github, g-i-t-h-u-b.com, which has free hosting for open-source projects, and I also highly recommend github for hosting private repositories for a very reasonable price that allows you to then push the changes from your local repository to the cloud.

And if you remember my story from the beginning of the course, I was talking about restoring my hard disk, it was on github where my files were located in the cloud, and it was very easy. All I did was went to github and did a pull down form the github cloud version, and my local repository was completely restored. And finally, as we did with Subversion, we're going to zip the entire finished copy of the Git repository here we have in directory g1 and put it in the exercise files for this chapter.

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