Introduction to Git for the Perl Hacker

Location: D136
Tags: cpan, git, git_hub
Presentation: external link
Average rating: ***..
(3.89, 18 ratings)

Perl has embraced git in a big way, but it is not a very easy system to learn from scratch. Even tutorials that are available don’t really talk about how to exploit git best for Perl coders. As a result, most people need some help figuring out how to accomplish goal X, Y, or Z when they need to use git to make meaningful contributions to Git Hub hosted projects.

So this talk is designed to give beginners (and people a little bit more advanced) the foundation they need to feel confident creating and contributing to git hosted projects.

Some of the topics that will be covered include:

  • git nomenclature
  • creating a repo
  • basic workflow (add, edit, commit, push)
  • creating topic branches (why and how)
  • merging topic branches
  • tagging
  • starting and/or contributing to Git Hub hosted projects
  • Franck Cuny’s awesome Perl <=> Git Hub survey project
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Mark Allen

Alert Logic

Mark Allen has over 20 years of experience as a software developer, system administrator and security architect.
He has given presentations to hundreds of peer developers at his $dayjob and at venues like OSCON, Strange Loop, Erlang Factory, RICON and others.

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Mary Henze
07/20/2012 10:13am PDT

Immediately useful information, enthusiastically delivered. Clearly has a passion for the topic and a genuine interest in sharing. Well organized and clear slides but may want to trim content and deliver it more slowly.


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