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Re: Learnin' some git. Was: RE: Is this the future of technical writing?
Subject:Re: Learnin' some git. Was: RE: Is this the future of technical writing? From:John G <john -at- garisons -dot- com> To:Tony Chung <tonyc -at- tonychung -dot- ca> Date:Wed, 29 Oct 2014 09:14:15 -0400
Git is difficult. I use it to read and comment on scenarios and to
edit/approve text strings in the UI, and I quickly determined that I only
need a small subset of commands to do the things I need to do. But I have
to be very precise in how I do them. I have a cheat sheet that I follow
Tech writers may not be the best audience to get feedback from on this
topic as they are, for the most part, far from the mainstream of actual
On Wed, Oct 29, 2014 at 3:29 AM, Tony Chung <tonyc -at- tonychung -dot- ca> wrote:
> Thanks Greg! I've been using Git for a few projects this past year to
> maintain a consistent code base between my work and home computers and a
> Bitbucket repo. There was some confusion at the beginning where each
> computer couldn't find the most recent source--because Git is designed as a
> distributed repo, not client server with locks.
> You really need to understand branching and merging in order to truly get
> Git to bow down to you.
> I look forward to reading the same book and downloading your quick
> reference card.
> On Tuesday, October 28, 2014, Sweet, Gregory (HEALTH) <
> gregory -dot- sweet -at- health -dot- ny -dot- gov> wrote:
> > Git does come with its own new unique vocabulary. And until you come to
> > grips with what a push, pull, fetch, merge, remote, branch, head. etc.
> > you are not going to be successful...
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