Great Lakes Software Symposium

November 8 - 10, 2013

Gittin' Git

Sunday - Nov 10 2:15 PM - Ballroom 3/4

Raju Gandhi

Raju Gandhi

CTO Integrallis Software & Technophile

Git, at it's core, leverages a relatively simple data structure to maintain history. In this session we will take a look at this data-structure, which in turn will give us a better view of how Git manages history, and how better to work with it. NOTE: This is NOT an introduction to Git. This session assumes familiarity with Git concepts such as init, add, commit and merge.

Git has fast emerged as one of the leaders in DVCS. Git may seem arcane, but under the covers, leverages a very simple data-structure to store your version history. As developers, it has always serves us well to know how things fundamentally work, and Git is no different. In this talk we will explore this data-structure, and how the various commands you invoke against Git mutate it.

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About Raju Gandhi

Raju Gandhi is a Java/Ruby/Clojure developer and a programming language geek. He has been writing software for well over a decade in several industries including education, finance, construction, manufacturing and retail sectors. Raju has a graduate degree in Industrial Engineering from Ohio University. In his spare time you will find Raju reading, or watching movies, or playing with yet another programming language. He is affectionately known as looselytyped on Twitter.