magit makes git awesome in emacs

I recently came across the Meet Magit video which is an excellent introduction to the magit emacs mode for git. I use both Emacs and Git a lot at work and at home, so having something a bit more comprehensive and useful than just the standard version control integration that you get with Emacs by default sounded good.

But watching that video, I realized that no only it magit completely awesome, I actually learned a fair amount about git in the process. I’d almost say it’s worth watching even if you have no interest in magit but do feel like there’s more you could know about git.

Having seen the video, I find that I most often refer to the Magit Cheatsheet and the Magit User Manual. If you’re an emacs and git user, you probably owe it to yourself to spend 15-20 minutes watching the video and trying out magit. I think you’ll quickly realize how useful it is.

About Jeremy Zawodny

I'm a software engineer and pilot. I work at craigslist by day, hacking on various bits of back-end software and data systems. As a pilot, I fly Glastar N97BM, Just AirCraft SuperSTOL N119AM, Bonanza N200TE, and high performance gliders in the northern California and Nevada area. I'm also the original author of "High Performance MySQL" published by O'Reilly Media. I still speak at conferences and user groups on occasion.
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