I use git for my work with RStudio but only in a very crude “click this and then click that” way. You know the ritual: stage-commit-pull-push and pray that nothing goes awry.
Of course, anyone wise knows that you have to know git on the command line. Not to be a guru, but to be effective.
I’ve been working with this book today: https://leanpub.com/learngitthehardway and it’s excellent. I bought my own copy.
After about an hour with the book, I checked in from the command line from my embedded powershell terminal inside RStudio, and didn’t I feel like a grown up?
What’s good about it?
- lean and brief; well written
- gets you working within 5 minutes
- dispels fear by repeated practice
Caveat: It’s deeper than my knowledge, so I can’t tell if it contains the deepest advice. Also – for a windows dev – I’ve been on the command line a fair bit.
I’m recommending this book to everyone who goes near git.