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DevOps Unleashed with Git and GitHub

By : Yuki Hattori
Book Image

DevOps Unleashed with Git and GitHub

By: Yuki Hattori

Overview of this book

Git and GitHub are absolutely crucial for DevOps, playing a multifaceted role in streamlining the software development lifecycle and enabling smoother collaboration between development and operations teams. DevOps Unleashed with Git and GitHub enables you to harness the power of Git and GitHub to streamline workflows, drive collaboration, and fuel innovation. Authored by an expert from GitHub, the book starts by guiding you through Git fundamentals and delving into DevOps and the developer experience. As you progress, you’ll understand how to leverage GitHub's collaboration and automation features, and even use GitHub Copilot for enhanced productivity. You'll also learn how to bridge the DevOps gap, maintain code quality, and implement robust security measures. Additionally, hands-on exercises will equip you to elevate your developer experience, foster teamwork, and drive innovation at the speed of DevOps. By the end of this DevOps book, you’ll have mastered the Git fundamentals, conquered collaboration challenges, and unleashed the power of GitHub as you transform your DevOps workflows.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)
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Part 1: Foundations of Git, GitHub, and DevOps
Part 2: GitHub Excellence and CI/CD Fundamentals
Part 3: Beyond DevOps

Navigating conflicts

In a collaborative development environment, conflicts are not just possible—they are inevitable. When multiple developers are working on the same code base, or even the same files, there is a good chance that changes will overlap, leading to conflicts. Navigating and resolving these conflicts is crucial for maintaining a smooth and efficient DevOps workflow.

Why conflict happens

Conflicts generally occur when two branches have changes in the same line or section of a file and are then attempted to be merged. Git, as sophisticated as it is, can not decide which change to take precedence. The key to efficiently resolving these conflicts is understanding why they occur and being proactive in preventing them when possible.

How to merge conflicts in Git

Let’s start with the basics. Conflict resolution in Git usually involves manual intervention. Here is how to go about it:

  1. Identify conflicts. Use git status to see which files are conflicted...