I’ll be presenting at the April 7, 2014 Philly Burbs WordPress Meetup on Bare Minimum Git. A walk-through on how to get you and your team up and running with Git using a minimal workflow. This is an interactive talk so please bring your laptop.
Using Git has been an invaluable addition to my workflow. I didn’t always use Git. There was a time when during a project I had a folder full of dated folders, each a snapshot in time of the project. There was a time that I lost work when a teammate and I both overwrote the same file. Those days are gone. The two big benefits of Git are:
- Merging work without overwriting
- Easy backs up with restore points
Git is Complex
Git is a wonderful, complex, and powerful piece of software that takes a significant amount of time to master (I’ll let you know when I get there); however, the benefits listed above can be gained by using Git in a bare minimum manner. Geek Note: For those of you familiar with Git, we’ll be using a non-branching centralized model.
If you’re joining us for the talk, you can get ahead of the crowd by completing these steps ahead of time.
- Sign up for an account at Bitbucket
- Download GitHub App (Mac / Windows)
- Send me your Bitbucket account name (Message me through bitbucket to salcode, Twitter @salcode, or leave it in the Philly Burbs comments) so I can add you to a common Git repository we’ll be using.
Slides and accompanying materials are available at Bare Minimum Git
Thanks to John Lauber for pointing out the option to message directly through Bitbucket.