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We want you learning about Git; not learn how to type. You should be typing out all the commands and doing all the exercises in the book, but if you'd like to save some keystrokes, it will pay to have a version of all the files to copy across to your own Git repository.

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This visually rich book uses a conversational and personalized style to engage your mind and to get you think more deeply.

Why use a text-heavy approach that leaves you struggling with concepts and puts you to sleep when you can engage in a multisensory experience that is designed to work with the way your brain works?

  • 8 Chapters
  • A Multisensory Experience
  • Dozens Of Exercises
  • Not Just The ‘How’, But The ‘Why’
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A visual treat, with lots of graphics to explain ideas and concepts.

Hands On

With lots of exercises so you don’t just read, but do.

Made With Love

From our hearts and minds to yours. The kind of book that we wish was written for us.

"Head First Git is a gem. The book is a clear, fun, and engaging introduction to a very powerful and complex tool. The pace, scope, and structure make it approachable while providing readers a solid foundation from which to continue their journey learning Git."

Full Chapter Overview

Everything you need to know to hit the ground running with Git.

Chapter 1


Chapter 2

Get going with Git

Chapter 3

Multiple trains of thought

Chapter 4

Investigating your Git repository

Chapter 5

Fixing your mistakes

Chapter 6

Remote work

Chapter 7

Get a grep

Chapter 8


What people are saying


O'Reilly Reader

Best book I’ve read on learning Git. Author does an excellent job of explaining the concepts and goes through a lot of examples. Very helpful and would highly recommend!


O'Reilly Reader

This book is a must for all of those who truly wish to understand the ins and outs of Git. Very well explained in a fun matter to follow along. Note that the books is being released chapter by chapter so it is not complete as of writing.


O'Reilly Reader

Sensational. Completely changed the way I think about git, and in a good way!

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Raju Gandhi

Raju Gandhi

- Lifelong Learner

Raju is the founder of DefMacro Software, LLC. He lives in Columbus, Ohio, along with his wonderful wife, Michelle; their sons, Mason and Micah; and their three furry family members—their two dogs, Buddy and Skye, and Princess Zara, their cat.

Raju is a consultant, author, teacher, and regularly invited speaker at conferences around the world. In his career as both a software developer and a teacher, he believes in keeping things simple. His approach is always to understand and explain the “why,” as opposed to the “how.”

Raju blogs at, and can be found on Twitter as @looselytyped. He’s always looking to make new friends, and you can find his contact information at

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