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Friday, June 22 • 14:25 - 15:05
Git at Scale: Beyond the Linux Kernel - Edward Thomson, Microsoft

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The Git version control system was created to manage the development of the Linux kernel - a large software project in many respects. But it struggles to scale beyond that, to Enterprise scale “monorepos” or with repositories with large files like binaries, media, or scientific data sets.

This session will introduce some of the architectural decisions in Git that lead to its struggle with large files or very large repositories, and show techniques to cope with them. Edward will discuss:

* Why Git (by itself) is not appropriate as a storage mechanism for large files, and how tools like git-lfs work and can allow you to manage binaries.
* Why Git cannot handle enormous “monorepos”, and how tools like GVFS work to enable them.

This session will provide evidence of teams using these tools successfully and show examples of how they work.

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Edward Thomson

Speaker, Techorama
Edward Thomson is a senior program manager at Microsoft, where he focuses on Git and the version control tools in Visual Studio Team Services and ensures that customers are successful while using them. Previously, he was a software engineer building version control tools at Microsoft... Read More →

Friday June 22, 2018 14:25 - 15:05 JST
Room 6