Git Plumbing & Porcelain

In programming, a version control system serves to maintain simplicity and provide security. Git, is one such system. It uses the terms plumbing and porcelain to describe its own internals. "Plumbing" represents the under the surface components. These are the pieces of the system that you most likely won't have to deal with, but are used by the underlying system to hold everything together. The more finely polished "porcelain commands," meanwhile, are meant to be more user friendly. In this talk, Jonathan Jackson will touch on several porcelain/plumbing commands to get you started, and discuss when to use which types of commands.

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  • Zak

    Recalling the discussion of old languages still in use after the meetup, I just noticed scipy (scientific computing for Python) has a lot of Fortran in it.

    January 10

  • Kris W.

    Good job, Jonathan. I enjoyed your talk. Great turnout and Hashrocket is a fantastic place. Thanks for your hospitality, Johnny.

    January 9

  • DL

    woot! excited to git my learn on!

    January 9

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