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Getting started with Git (with Visual Studio)

05 Sep

What is Git?

Git is a free an open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency. (Ref : git-scm.com)

I have been using Git in Visual Studio (my primary IDE for development) for the last couple of weeks and found it really amazing. I went through few tutorials on the web and created the below learning list which would pretty much get you started quickly and give a very good understanding of how git work. I felt Git is so amazing once you start using it you would probably wouldn’t want to go back to Centralized Version Control again 🙂

1. Use Visual Studio With Git – MSDN article on getting started with Git on VS

2. http://git-scm.com/ – Official Site

3. A good tutorial on Microsoft Virtual Academy – Using Git With VS – I really liked this tutorial. Probably takes 8 hours of your time.

4. Linus Torvalds Talk in Google

5. Git for Ugly and Stupid people

6. Git branch naming best practices

7. Git Tutorial on Atlassian

You can search for more in-depth articles on Git. But the above links should make you comfortable with Git.

Please do share other useful links on Git in the comments.

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