AtlasCamp 2015

2016 Recordings Archive

The golden rules of Git

Emma Jane Westby

Let's face it, everyone can punch some commands into Git and make things go splat. That's the easy part. Understanding *why* and *when* to apply various commands is the hard part of learning to be an effective Git team player. This session will briefly cover the four most important factors that will determine your project's success in working with Git:

  • Access control -- who and how people can update a shared repository
  • Common branching patterns -- what they are, and how to choose one
  • Maintenance strategies -- how to keep your local repository up-to-date
  • Repository architecture -- files to include, and omit