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Foundation Version Control for Web Developers

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Benefits

  • Foundation Version Control for Web Developers explains how version control works, what you can do with it and how, using the three leading systems—SVN, Git and Mercurial—on multiple operating systems.

Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Chris Kemper, Ian Oxley
    Pages 25-32
  3. Chris Kemper, Ian Oxley
    Pages 75-90
  4. Chris Kemper, Ian Oxley
    Pages 91-173
  5. Chris Kemper, Ian Oxley
    Pages 175-191
  6. Chris Kemper, Ian Oxley
    Pages 193-219
  7. Chris Kemper, Ian Oxley
    Pages 221-241
  8. Chris Kemper, Ian Oxley
    Pages 243-277
  9. Chris Kemper, Ian Oxley
    Pages 279-292
  10. Chris Kemper, Ian Oxley
    Pages 293-321
  11. Chris Kemper, Ian Oxley
    Pages 323-339
  12. Chris Kemper, Ian Oxley
    Pages 341-358
  13. Chris Kemper, Ian Oxley
    Pages 359-368
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 369-391

About this book

Introduction

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.

About the authors

Chris Kemper was born and bred in the North East of England. Growing up taking computers apart and putting them back together, it’s no surprise he got into web development in his early teens. Graduating in 2008, Chris has been working in the industry ever since, honing his existing skills, and developing new ones.When Chris isn't working, you can probably find him looking to find T-shirts for his excessive collection, drinking a fine ale, or probably getting beaten on some PS4 game.

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