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Article from Issue 106/2009



Mercurial is a source control management system designed to handle large distributed projects efficiently. Learn how to use Mercurial to track, merge, and manage software projects. The full text of the book is available for free at O'Sullivan is, however, donating all of the royalties from his book to the Software Freedom Conservancy.

Mercurial: The Definitive Guide

Bryan O'Sullivan

O'Reilly, 2009

ISBN 10: 0-596-80067-3

ISBN 13: 9780596800673

US$ 39.99, UK£ 30.99


Android Application Development provides an introduction to Android, the programming environment for mobile devices developed by Google and the Open Handset Alliance. Besides Android's architectural features and API, the authors also address more advanced topics, including performance analysis, debugging, and 2D and 3D graphics development.

Android Application Development

Rick Rogers, John Lombardo, Zigurd Mednieks, Blake Meike

O'Reilly, 2009

ISBN 13: 9780596521479

US$ 39.99, UK£ 30.99

Version Control with Git

Originally developed by Linus Torvalds to manage Linux kernel development, this open source version control system is fast and flexible. Author Jon Loeliger provides developers with guidance on how to best take advantage of Git's flexibility, showing the reader how to use Git to track, manage, and merge software projects as well as advanced techniques such as rebasing and hooks.

Version Control with Git

Jon Loeliger

O'Reilly, 2009

ISBN 10: 0-596-52012-3

ISBN 13: 9780596520120

US$ 34.99, UK£ 26.99

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