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Git on Windows and in Visual Studio 2013 (for beginners)

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Published on Jan 31, 2014

This is a thorough introduction of Git I made at the local .Net user group, with special attention to the new Git integration in Visual Studio 2013. Slides & notes are here: http://www.tfnico.com/presentations/g...

It's rather slow-paced (hint: YouTube offers playback speedup), so if you're looking for something in particular, skim through the TOC and skip to the relevant parts:

00:20 Intro, about me, Microsoft, Visual Studio, TFS, etc
06:40 Inventing your own version control (what is Git, kind of)
11:25 Visual Studio 2013
12:45 OK, Visual Studio demo really starts now
15:00 Looking in explorer what git repo VS created (.gitattributes, .gitignore)
17:45 Initial commit from within VS
21:35 Show diff between local changes and checked in stuff
23:00 View history, view history for single file
25:20 Installing "full" Git from within Visual Studio
28:20 Using Git from the command line
30:00 OK, for real now, git init
31:25 Git repo created from cmd-line, adding it into Visual Studio
34:00 Adding/staging files for a commit from the cmd-line
36:40 VS keeps in sync with whatever I do on the command line
38:00 cmd-line: git commit -a -m "Some message", git log
39:10 Theory: The contents of a Git repository, compressed history. The SHAs
43:50 Theory: How does distributed actually work out with multiple collaborators
47:00 Is there also a central repository even though it's distributed?
51:00 Tooling/GUIs outside Visual Studio
52:00 Hosting possibilities (for the "central" repository)
53:00 Creating a project on VisualStudio.com demo, more hosting discussion
1:00:48 Forking a project on GitHub
1:04:50 Pimping up the command line with posh-git
1:06:50 Storing username and password in credential store
1:09:14 Migrating from other version control systems
1:11:00 Q: Is there a C# API for working on Git repos?
1:12:00 Q: What is the experience on using Git in large teams/orgs?
1:13:45 Q: Can I use Stash and Branches from within VS? (branch/merge demo)
1:17:00 Q: What does commit/push/sync mean?
1:20:05 There's this thing called rebasing...
1:21:25 Q: Can you lock files? (nope)
1:22:53 Q: Can I share a Git repository via SkyDrive? (yes)
1:24:20 Q: How do you revert changes? (I explain revert, reset and rebase)
1:30:00 Lots of talk on general things around the fun of Git
1:33:00 Q: Can I create a large project history based on copies?
1:34:10 "What really made the difference for us was the branches"
1:37:00 Q: Where are some nice illustrations of branches

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