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DevOps Unleashed with Git and GitHub

By : Yuki Hattori
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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)
Free Chapter
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Part 1: Foundations of Git, GitHub, and DevOps
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Part 2: GitHub Excellence and CI/CD Fundamentals
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Part 3: Beyond DevOps

Preface

Let’s dive into the world of DevOps with this essential guide, crafted for developers, operations professionals, and DevOps enthusiasts eager to master Git and GitHub. This book transcends mere theory and instructional content; it’s a treasure trove of practical wisdom and real-world applications, setting you on a path to mastering these crucial tools in modern software development and operations.

What sets this book apart:

  • Git fundamentals unveiled: Begin your journey with a solid grounding in Git basics. Understand its pivotal role in version control and collaborative software development, a foundational step for any aspiring DevOps professional.
  • Exploring GitHub’s advanced facets: Progress to the sophisticated functionalities of GitHub. Learn how it empowers continuous integration/delivery (CI/CD) and streamlines workflows, bridging the gap between development and operations.
  • Hands-on DevOps strategies: Move beyond the basics with practical insights and real-world scenarios. Witness Git and GitHub in action across various DevOps processes, from enhancing collaboration to integrating security practices seamlessly into your development cycle.

Git and GitHub for DevOps is more than a book; it’s a comprehensive toolkit. Packed with expert tips, hands-on exercises, and insightful case studies, it’s the ultimate guide for anyone striving to excel in the dynamic world of DevOps.

Have you ever experienced a situation where you thought, “Oops, I made a mistake! This is embarrassing”? Even if it wasn’t really embarrassing, did it cause you to feel a little low or nervous?

Even though we’re advised to learn from our mistakes, we all want to avoid errors whenever possible.

The good news? The more you fail, the more you learn. There’s no such thing as learning without failure. Now, for some bad news. Git and GitHub, which you will learn about, are fundamentally systems designed to record changes. They are not built to easily hide your mistakes. In some circles, being proficient with Git is taken for granted, and not being able to use GitHub can even call into question your qualifications as an engineer. What’s worse, mistakes in automated DevOps pipelines can directly lead to production failures. A minor slip-up could be the gateway to much bigger errors. In a technological ecosystem that thrives on collaboration and rapid development, these tools and methodologies underpin modern engineering practices. Your desire for a comprehensive understanding of Git, GitHub, and DevOps is well-placed.

And this is the book that will meet that desire. It’s a book that empowers people in development teams to communicate effectively within their teams, teaching the fundamentals of modern team development to continually refine your products. Ultimately, it’s a book that will significantly enhance your developer experience.

But let’s be clear, perfection is a myth. However, excellence is undoubtedly achievable. In that way, this is not only a book about avoiding mistakes but also about embracing them and establishing a process, workflow, and culture that permits errors. It’s about understanding how to react, adapt, and grow when they inevitably happen. This is the essence of a thriving DevOps culture.

What’s essential is your openness to learn from your missteps, to communicate with your team openly about them, and to find collective solutions. Every mistake you make and learn from brings you one step closer to becoming not just a competent engineer but also an invaluable team player.

I hope you will find this book not just a guide to mastering Git, GitHub, and DevOps, but also a mentor in your professional growth. As you turn these pages, you’ll encounter real-world scenarios, practical exercises, and insights that will illuminate the path ahead. You’ll learn how to navigate the complexities of team collaboration tools, manage code in a shared environment, and streamline your development process.

Welcome to a journey of continuous learning, improvement, and collaboration. Welcome to the world of Git, GitHub, and DevOps mastery.