Git --distributed-is-the-new-centralized

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This is the first post on the Pro Git book website, which contains the full content of the book published by Apress and a blog for me to share Git tips and book news with everybody.

I'm incredibly excited to get this book published - it has been a really long time in the making, and I'm glad Apress let me publish the content under a Creative Commons license, so I can share it online as well. If you find the content helpful, please support this kind of open documentation by buying a print version of the book at Amazon.

The print version of the book is going to the presses soon and should be shipping around the end of August. I was first contacted by Apress at the very end of November of last year and had my first draft of the first chapter in on December 15. Since then, it has been a whirlwind of writing, reviewing, rewriting and re-reviewing of 9 long chapters. That's about 8 months from start to finish and has been one of the most monumental side-projects I've ever done. I've learned a ton about the publishing and book-writing process and also about Git.

I hope you enjoy the book and I hope that it helps you to learn one of the most amazing tools you can add to your development arsenal.