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Change Management and Version Control

Course Summary

Learn how to use Git for version control, managing a Drupal team and solid workflow practices.


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    Course Syllabus

    • Installing Git and Working on the Command Line
      • Welcome to Change Management and Version Control
      • How to install Git on Windows with mysygit
      • How to install git and SmartGit on a Mac
      • How to create a Git repository and add a complete Drupal site to it
      • Why the command line can be scary, and the benefits of conquering your fear
      • How to navigate file structures and stop processes on the command line
      • How to edit and save text files on the command line with VIM
      • How to use built-in help on the command line
      • How to create, move, copy and remove files on the command line
    • Staging, Committing and Undoing in Git
      • Introduction to version control
      • How to stage and unstage files and what staging means
      • How to commit a file and stage multiple files
      • Why certain files are ignored and how to add your own ignored files
      • How to commit unstaged changes and modify staged files
      • How to use the diff command to review modifications
      • How to use git help
      • How to use SmartGit to view graphical diffs and revision trees
      • How to undo modifications to staged and unstaged files
      • How to use the log command for viewing revision information
      • How to undo commits
      • Quick summary of undoing in Git
    • Branching, Merging and Tagging in Git
      • How to move files in Git
      • Introduction to branching and merging in Git
      • How to create a new branch and navigate existing branches
      • How to merge with and without branch history
      • How to modify an existing commit message
      • How to delete a branch
      • How to use a stash to save uncommited changes when switching branches
      • How to apply a saved stash
      • Quickly commiting, merging and deleting a branch
      • How to add, remove, list and rename tags
    • Working With Remote Git Repositories
      • How remote central repositories work
      • How to create an account on GitHub and set up SSH key pair authentication
      • How to set up a remote repository and connect to it
      • What well be doing now with our remote repository
      • How to clone our remote repository into a production environment
      • How to push a change from dev to production with push, fetch and merge
      • How to push a change from dev to production with push and pull
      • How to undo commits to a remote repository
      • How to push changes from production to dev
      • What conflicts are and how to resolve them
      • How to create a branch and track it remotely
      • How to create a release with a develop-master branch system
      • How to set up a new environment for a team member
    • Deploying Releases, Features, and Fixes With Git
      • How to use a scalable Git branching model called Gitflow
      • Summary of how to use release, hotfix and feature branches
      • How to create, deploy and clean up a release branch
      • Release branch cycle summary
      • How to create, deploy and clean up a hotfix branch
      • How to troubleshoot pushes, pulls and conflicts with a feature branch
      • Merging an update into a feature branch, then deploying and cleaning up
      • Summary of lessons learned in the feature branch cycle
    • How to Version Control the Database
      • Overview of database components you can add to version control
      • Where to store version controlled assets
      • How to set up an assets folder that is not accessible via the web
      • How to export a database schema for version control
      • How to export database content for version control
      • How often should you update version controlled database dumps and why
      • Cleaning up our assets folder and rolling our assets into a feature branch
    • How To Version Control Site Configuration With Features
      • Overview of a typical push cycle, with and without version control
      • How to download and install the Features module
      • How to build a feature module, and how each component group works
      • The 3 big benefits of having our components in a feature module
      • How to revert a modification to a feature module component
      • How to install and use the Diff module to view feature module overrides
      • How to learn more about your feature by reviewing the code
      • How to update a feature and review updates with Git diff
      • How to revert a feature once changes are in code
      • How to deploy a feature module
      • Overview of merging multi-user changes to the same component
      • Pushing a feature modification and explaining unsolicited changes
      • How to merge our feature component changes and update a feature module
      • How to organize features and implications of getting everything into code
      • How to re-organize components into new features with the UI or the .info file
      • Overview of other exportable components and enabling a copied feature module
    • How To Manage Non-Exportable Configuration Changes
      • Overview of using Selenium IDE to store config-building macros
      • How to create and modify a Selenium macro that builds a node
      • How to export Selenium tests and creating one more test
      • How to keep team members up to speed with manual changes using a simple list
      • How to package several repository modifications into multiple commits
      • How to load and play back Selenium tests to update another environment
    • How to Override Shared Features and Modify Text
      • The challenges of overriding shared feature modules and some solutions
      • How to override a box title, and how to learn about what else we can change
      • How to override block position, and a brief overview of the Context module
      • How to override user permissions
      • How to override Views options like title, ajax and number per page
      • How to override a Views query, like changing node type or order
      • How to override a menu item title
      • How to override variables and how the Strongarm module works
      • How to modify interface text and version control the overrides
      • How to use a version controlled settings.php include to share settings
      • How to find and override strings with dynamic content or links
      • How to override a feature module by cloning
    • How to Upgrade Drupal and Patch Contributed Modules
      • How to patch a module
      • How to upgrade a module sustainably
      • How to prepare for a minor Drupal upgrade
      • How to use a patch to upgrade the Drupal codebase
      • How to upgrade the Drupal codebase the traditional way
      • How to complete a minor upgrade
    • How to Install Drupal, Manage Features and Perform Common Tasks Using Drush
      • Introduction to Drush, the ultimate Drupal productivity tool
      • How to install Drush on a Mac
      • How to install Drush on Windows
      • How to use Drush status, help, clear-cache and archive-dump
      • Overview of using Drush to speed up Features
      • How to update, review and revert feature modules with Drush
      • How to add new components to a feature module with the .info file and Drush
      • How to download and install Drupal using Drush
      • How to download and enable a module or theme using Drush
      • How to update Drupal core and contributed modules using Drush
    • How to Configure Drush and use Drush Make
      • How to set up a Drush configuration file (drushrc.php) and use shell aliases
      • How to set up a global Drush configuration file
      • How to use Drush aliases to simultaneously work with multiple Drupal installations
      • How to set up a remote site alias for Drush
      • Why building site scaffolding is tricky and how Drush Make can save you time
      • How to install Drush Make and any Drush extension
      • How to create and run a Drush Make file
      • How to generate a Drush Make file from an existing Drupal installation
      • How to quickly generate a Drush Make file with drushmake.me
    • How to Extend Drush and Other Useful Drush Tools
      • How to review and filter Watchdog log messages with Drush
      • How to add, remove and manage users with Drush
      • How to extend Drush with PHP scripts and run arbitrary PHP on-the-fly
      • How to pass arguments to a custom PHP script for use with the Drush php-script command
      • How to install and use the Drush sandwich example command
      • How the Drush example custom sandwich command works
      • How to create a custom Drush command
      • How to perform SQL queries in Drush and quickly set variables


Course Fee:
USD 99

Course Type:

Self-Study

Course Status:

Active

Workload:

1 - 4 hours / week

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