Git, the widely popular version control tool that just about everyone who works on the web seems to use, is powerful, scalable, flexible. . .and difficult to learn. If you’ve used Git for any amount of time, you’ve probably gotten yourself into some confusing, frustrating, or downright terrifying situations. But don’t panic. You are not alone. Katie Sylor-Miller explains how to avoid getting into Git messes in the first place, demonstrating how the fundamental structures in Git actually work under the hood and sharing best practices, workflows, and tools that will keep your commits in order and reduce the panic caused by merge conflicts. Katie then shows you how to leverage Git’s powerful features to save yourself when everything seems to go wrong.
Katie Sylor-Miller is a senior software engineer on the Design Systems team at Etsy, where she collaborates with designers to provide the foundational tools, systems, and guidance that empower everyone at Etsy to make beautiful, usable, brand-aligned experiences. She is passionate about web standards, frontend architecture, style guides, accessibility, and facilitating communication between design and development. Katie created Ohshitgit.com to share her hard-won knowledge of how to get out of various Git messes.
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