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Day Two Cloud 043: Git For Ops People

Day Two Cloud dives into Git for operations people. If you’re an ops professional and you’ve heard of Git but are unfamiliar with it, this is your show. Our guest is Damien Garros, Managing Director at Network To Code.

Git is a version-control system widely used among developers to track changes in software. As we’ll learn in this episode, it’s also a collaboration platform and is ideal for text-based files (playbooks, YAML, config files, documentation, etc).

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Commercial flavors of Git, including GitHub and GitLab
  • Using Git for collaboration
  • Key concepts including forks, changes, and pulls
  • A prototypical case study/workflow
  • How to get started
  • More

Key Takeaways:

  1. Git is hard to get started, but definitely worth it. No dumb questions.
  2. Git is for more than code. Anything text.
  3. Imagine Git for databases and other systems with non-text repositories. Text files aren’t the end of this discussion around Git. The future could be very interesting.

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Show Links:

How To Achieve More Through Collaboration – Damien Garros via Slideshare

Infrastructure as Code – Damien Garros via Slideshare

Learn Git Branching

Version Control with Git – NRE Labs

Videos on Git for beginners – Git.scm

Advanced Git Tutorial – YouTube

Damien Garros on Twitter – @damgarros

Damien Garros on LinkedIn

Network To Code Slack Channel

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