360° Git training
The 360° Git training course aims to empower trainees to:
- get started with Git and its work environment;
- master all the concepts that underpin Git commands and its general behavior;
- boost their productivity and remove any artifical constraints and limitations they impose on their workflow by best leveraging Git’s capacities;
- collaborate better with their project teammates by mastering branch management, merges and history grooming and crafting;
- handle emergencies gracefully even when the repository is in an ongoing-work, inconsistent, unstable state;
- facilitate team guidelines for code style and organization;
- automate processing for code management and other Git-related tasks;
- efficiently share code across projects whilst keeping a centralized or distributed maintenance easy enough.
This extensive format lets trainees crystallize their fresh Git skills for in-depth assimilation, whilst solidifying their understanding of the many commands and various scenarios explored by the course. It really is a great approach.
Preparing your work environment
- Global vs. local settings
- Aliases and must-have shortuts
- Enabling auto-completion
- Useful state info in your command-line prompt
The concepts of versioning with Git
- “Zones:” working directory/tree, index/stage, repository
- “States:” untracked, modified, staged, unmodified
- Dive into the
My first repo
- Initializing the repo
- Root commit
- Global and local exclusion files (
- Knowing what’s in each zone / state by efficiently using
- The all-important concept of
- Revision syntaxes: from basic to advanced, always useful
- Optimizing log browsing: hidden gems of
Atomic commits and surgical approach
- Partial staging (only specific files or even file parts)
- Cancelling the latest commit
- Editing the latest commit
- Frequent, handy shortcuts
Managing emergencies with the stash
- Shifting the current work aside to tackle an emergency task
- Getting your stash back (multiple ways)
- Working around Git’s conservatism during merges
Getting a “lost” commit back
- The reflog
- How the reflog is kept or trimmed
- What is a branch exactly, with Git? Contrasting with traditional systems (e.g. SVN)
- Traditional merging
- Merge strategies and automatic resolutions
- A methodology for solving conflicts
- Merging vs. rebasing: when, why, for what situations?
- Typical rebasing scenarios
- Branch management strategies and collaborative workflows
Git reset, Git’s poorly-known Swiss-army knife
- What is a reset?
- The 5 reset modes
- Typical scenarios where
resetsaves the day
- Undoable vs. definitive resets
Grooming your log history
- A spotless history: what’s the point?
- Reordering commits
- Removing commits
- Splitting commits
- Merging commits
- Cancelling an older commit
Remote repositories (“remotes”)
- As many remotes as you want…
- Git’s protocols for remotes: preferences by context
- Understanding the interrelations between
- Tracking or not?
- Remote branches vs. local branches
- Honing best practices and reflexes so
Getting just the commits you want from the log
- Quickly listing relevant commits and branches
Automatically tracking a bug’s origin
- Binary search principle
- Manually running
- Scripting and automating
Recording and replaying manual conflict resolutions
- Recording a conflict resolution
- Replaying the resolution, automatically or manually
- Applied workflow: avoiding both control merges and rebasing on long-lived branches
Understanding and mastering submodules
- Contrasting with
- The numerous pitfalls
Understanding and mastering subtrees
- Principles and contrasting with submodules
- Subtrees vs. submodules: what to choose for what use-cases?
Event-driven automated processsing
- Client-side vs. server-side hooks
- Typical use-cases
- A few concrete examples
- December 19–21, 2018 - Paris - Demander une convention December 19–21, 2018
(Sauf indication contraire, chaque date dispose d’au moins 4 places encore libres)
|You register||Per trainee|
|1 to 2 trainees||€1,200 net|
|3 to 5 trainees||€1,080 net|
|6+ trainees||€960 net|
|Loyalty discount||€1,020 net|
Intended audience and pre-requisites
The 360° Git training course targets anyone working on source control repositories.
It is perfect both for existing Git users who want to level up their understanding of the tool and its commands (such as those that feel, like most Git users, that they're under-using / abusing it and essentially do “SVN with Git”) and people looking to switch to Git in the best possible conditions.
The course addresses the frustrations of anyone who feels they’re missing out on Git’s powerful capacities, that are likely to boost their daily work.
Prior knowledge of at least one widespread source control system (such as Suversion, Perforce, ClearCase, TFS, Mercurial or Bazaar) is still useful, as it brings familiarity with many basic concepts such as revisions/versions/commits, main branch vs. ancilliary branches, tags, etc. It is, however, by no means a pre-requisite.
When the training starts, trainees receive all the related slides and supporting material in a web-based format, so they can easily follow along.
Once the training is done, they also get an extremely content-rich debrief e-mail, a reference archive with all finalized codebases (fully annotated and tested), all related slides and various complementary resources.
The training takes place in a private, commodious, well-lit, air-conditioned room with great functionality and ample comfort. All our venues are easily accessible by public transit and wheelchair-accessible.
Located in Paris, near Nation, they can be reached through no less than 5 subway lines, 1 RER line and 5 bus lines:
- Philippe-Auguste or Alexandre Dumas
- Charonne or Rue des Boulets
- Charonne-Voltaire or Boulets-Montreuil
83 avenue Philippe-Auguste
You can also find a number of parking areas nearby.
- Every trainee brings their own laptop or workstation.
- Internet access is provided through a broadband connection. Training rooms offer a Wi-Fi access and, for the oddball situation, a wire-based Ethernet infrastructure.
- Not living in the Paris area and looking for lodging? Why not go with Airbnb? They even have a business offering.
Git trainings require a few ahead-of-time setups on your machine: find all the necessary instructions for OSX, Linux and Windows here.
- Training sessions range from 4 to 10 trainees.
Typical daily schedules for the training, for a daily total of 7 hours hence a total of 21hr of training, are:
- 9h45Welcome, breakfast (hot and cold beverages, French pastries)
- 10hTraining starts
- 12h30Lunch (included)
- 13h45Training resumes
- 16h30Training resumes
- 18hDay close
Our main venue, for multi-client trainings (click to zoom):
Christophe has been doing professional web work since 1995. He co-created Europe’s first production JSP portal in 1999, moving to J2EE before going with Ruby, Rails and finally Node.js.
A best-selling author of“Bien développer pour le Web 2.0” (“Best practices for modern web development”) at Eyrolles, he also wrote the reference book “Prototype and script.aculo.us” at Pragmatic Programmers, articles in various online magazines (most notably the widely-acclaimed A List Apart), and speaks at a number of conferences big and small.
Christophe is the founder and CTO of Delicious Insights.
With a Masters of Computer Science scored in 2006, Maxime slogged for 5 years through the marshes of Java/Subversion in the FinTech consulting sector…
After a year in Australia in 2009, he turned to much more palatable techs: Ruby, Rails and Git. He started working with Christophe in 2010, joining his R&D engineering team to design and implement an e-commerce solution.
He succeeded Christophe as CTO there in 2012, to join him again 3 years later at DI.
Maxime is an R&D engineer at Delicious Insights.
The trainer has great teaching skills and knows how to infuse his sessions with passion and rhythm.
The main asset of this training is the sheer amount of real-world use cases and best-practice solutions it covers that are immediately relevant to our daily use of Git. I was also fortunate to attend a class taught by Maxime Bréhin, who’s an amazing teacher.
This training course is clearly taught by people who know their stuff. Attendees’ questions and concerns throughout the class are carefully listened to and addressed, not just superficially, but by digging into the rationale that underlie the solution.
Every possible measure has been taken for trainees to be in the best possible learning setting.
Thanks to 360° Git, I did an interactive rebase on my Git skills!
An intense (in the best possible way), well-crafted training course, that I’ve started recommending to programmers I know 😊
A content-heavy training course, that remains however accessible to people with very little grounding in source code version control. The team is friendly and attentive, making us feel very welcome, and the trainer is an outstanding speaker.
Yet again an amazing time with Christophe for a high-quality, best-of-class training course, in a nice setting, with good vibes all around. A must-have!
A trainer with exceptional subject proficiency.
A pleasant, accessible training. I expected a clear, focused explanation of all concepts Git, and you carried it off! Thanks, Christophe.
The trainer clearly masters the topic. Great pace. Most satisfying.
The trainer has excellent technical skills.
Before this training happened I kept hearing that Git is overly complex and hard to work with. So I sat down on that first day with a knot of dread in my chest due to my colleagues’ prior nagging.
Yet right from the get-go, I started relaxing and thinking to myself: “hey, wait a second, this isn’t complicated—this actually makes a lot of sense.”
By the end of the class I felt much more confident in my Git understanding and know-how, and was thoroughly convinced it was the right choice for our source control needs. So thank you for having laid that bridge over our fear of the unknown, and made us confident enough to leverage the full power of Git.
Very well-designed content. I tremendously enjoyed these 3 days of training with Maxime and Christophe. The 360° Git training is a considerable asset to gaining a deep understanding of Git, suitable for beginners and advanced users alike. Not only do I know now where to look, I also understand what I see.