Ry's Git Tutorial - Ryan Hodson

Ry's Git Tutorial

By Ryan Hodson

  • Release Date: 2014-12-02
  • Genre: Software
Score: 5
From 21 Ratings


Git is a free version control system known for its speed, reliability, and non-linear development model. Its popularity among open-source developers makes Git a necessary tool for professional programmers, but it can also do wonders for your personal coding workflow. You’ll be able to experiment with new ideas, radically refactor existing code, and efficiently share changes with other developers—all without the slightest worry towards breaking your project.

This comprehensive guide will walk you through the entire Git library, writing code and executing commands every step of the way. You'll create commits, revert snapshots, navigate branches, communicate with remote repositories, and experience core Git concepts first-hand.


  • A great starting point for newcomers to Git

    By chuckdude
    This book doesn’t waste a lot of time getting down to business, which I really liked. Each chapter ends with a summary of Git commands that you used within that chapter; this is a nice touch that more entry-level books should follow. I’m giving this only 4 stars, though, since the book flops between second- and third-person voice. This makes the book difficult to follow at times. For teaching, second-person is the right approach. You put the reader in the driver’s seat, and it makes the text more personable than using “we” and “our”.
  • An outstanding introduction to git

    By NG, NJ
    Of all the introductions to git that I have read, this is the best. 1. It strikes a balance between being advanced enough to introduce all major features, yet simple enough for a beginner to understand. 2. A key concept overlooked by many other tutorials is developed well here: collaboration within an organization without using internal network rather than a repository like GitHub or bitbucket. In development of ideas, this is a logical step before going to an internet repository. 3. Extensive use of simple but powerful diagrams helps the reader map their progress. I wish this author had writter more tutorials.
  • Excellent book

    By Ssldemon
    Great information given in an organized manner. As far as free git books go, this is the best to get up and running quick. I've recommended this to all my colleagues as we're moving away from TFS and into a git system.
  • A Phenomenal Beginners/Intermediate Book for git

    By srz2
    I have struggled to learn how to use Git/Github effectively but now after going through this book, I feel confident moving forward and using it in my professional life! This book gives a great representation of the information and easily visualizes the aspects of git to the reader. Would buy more books from this author if more exist for topics of my interest!