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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

Mastering better collaboration

Up until now, we have discussed how to handle merges and resolve conflicts in Git. We have seen that you can clean up your local changes with git merge --squash or adjust commit history with git rebase. While it is great to keep your workspace neat, the ideal scenario is to maintain a clean code base, especially when you push to a shared environment. Next, let’s talk about the commands that enable you to be an excellent collaborator, whether you are an individual contributor or a team leader managing the main shared branch.

Rolling back time

In any collaborative project, mistakes are inevitable. Even if it was not a mistake, there will be many times you will want to rewind and go back in time. Whether it is a bad commit that breaks the build or a feature that did not pan out as expected, the ability to roll back changes is crucial. Two commands that are indispensable for this are git reset and git revert.

git reset – Rolling back...