The open source, and specifically, the Groovy, Grails, and Gradle communities are abuzz with the use of Git. But why? We'll take a anthropological look at the projects that have converted from Subversion to Git and why they decided to do so.
We'll examine the challenges and eventual successes of several Groovy and Spring project leads and their project migrations to Git. With projects such as Grails having two and a half years on the Git DVCS and Groovy recently converted, we'll dissect the more effective and social development techniques available to the core team and external contributors via Git. As a finale, we'll look at how these same Git benefits can be achieved on internal projects, or reflected back via contributions to open source Spring projects.
Matthew McCullough is an energetic 15 year veteran of enterprise software development, open source education, and co-founder of Ambient Ideas, LLC, a Denver consultancy. Matthew currently is VP of Training at GitHub.com, author of the Git Master Class series for O'Reilly, speaker at over 30 national and international conferences, author of three of the top 10 DZone RefCards, and President of the Denver Open Source Users Group. His current topics of research center around project automation: build tools (Gradle), distributed version control (Git, GitHub), Continuous Integration (Jenkins, Travis) and Quality Metrics (Sonar). Matthew resides in Denver, Colorado with his beautiful wife and two young daughters, who are active in nearly every outdoor activity Colorado has to offer.More About Matthew »