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Git at Enterprise Scale: (Part 1) An Introduction to GVFS and Why You Should Use It


Git struggles to handle enterprise-scale repositories. Operations like cloning will slow to a crawl when you have millions of files in a repository, and even something as simple as getting your repository status will leave you waiting. The Git Virtual File System (GVFS) is an open source system that enables Git to operate at enterprise-scale. It makes using and managing massive Git repositories possible.Join Jerry Nixon as he welcomes Saeed Noursalehi and Christian Allred to the show as they give us an in-depth overview of GVFS and why developers should use it.

  • [04:13] Generally speaking, how is migration going into the cloud with VSTS vs. on premise with TFS?
  • [06:53] Can you describe for our listeners how Microsoft internally uses Git?
  • [08:42] What was Microsoft's experience like when using Git?
  • [10:32] What did it take to bring Windows into Git?
  • [16:17] Why did you choose Git?
  • [18:55] What was the bottleneck in using Git and how did you solve it?
  • [24:25] What's next for you guys?
If you're interested in learning more about the products or solutions discussed in this episode, click on any of the below links for free, in-depth information:Websites & Blogs:
  • Jerry Nixon's Blog
  • Learn more about GVFS: Git at Enterprise Scale


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 27 November 2017  29m