Git in Six Hundred Words

Would you like to understand what happens internally when you run the basic Git commands? Then read this awesome blog post by Mary Cook. She has done an excellent job of putting it all together so succinctly (yes, just in 600 words).

You can read Git in six hundred words at


Mary Cook is a creator of Gitlet – An implemention of Git in JavaScript. She discovered that, if approached from the inside out, Git is easy to understand. It is the product of simple ideas that, when combined, produce something very deep and beautiful.

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