Git's Guts

Sam Burns (08.Apr.2017 at 10:50, 50 min)
Talk at PHP Yorkshire 2017 (English - UK)

Rating: 5 of 5

These days almost all developers use Git on a daily basis. Many of us learnt a few relevant commands by rote, but a deep understanding of what it is actually doing seems to be a rarity. Git’s man pages frequently lie about what is really going on, and the majority of third-party documentation is similarly misleading.

This isn’t a "how to" talk on Git. I won’t give you a list of commands to learn. There won’t be any advice on merging vs. rebasing, or on continuous integration. The goal of this talk is to give a clear, factual insight into what the various Git commands actually do, and what is actually being stored in the commit graph. Afterwards, you may be able to make sense of a Git problem more easily, but I’ll be focusing on understanding the tool, not on the best way to use it.

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Rating: 5 of 5

08.Apr.2017 at 12:13 by Ciaran McNulty (128 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Great first talk. Well structured and cleanly delivered with a few jokes. I leaned a lot!

Rating: 5 of 5

08.Apr.2017 at 14:08 by Chad (1 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Awesome! Funny, informative and really well delivered!

Rating: 5 of 5

08.Apr.2017 at 14:12 by David Carr (40 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Superb talk, very interesting and kept on point the humour kept it from getting too heavy.

Rating: 3 of 5

08.Apr.2017 at 18:21 by Benjamin Wells Kerenza (6 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Definitely some really appreciated insights into the workings. I felt it was more of walk through of commands than I was expecting but I will also admit I don't have any advice on how to mitigate that.

Rating: 5 of 5

09.Apr.2017 at 04:35 by Emanuela Serra (8 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Hard subject with a great speaker !
Improvable Probably using some git screenshots and giving a little general overview could be helpful to involve all level of odience !!!
Thank you

Rating: 5 of 5

09.Apr.2017 at 15:06 by Daniel Shaw (37 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Sam spoke clearly, explained concepts well, and delivered the talk well with a great sense of humour. You wouldn't believe that this was Sam's first conference talk!

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