Learn the basic concepts, tools, and features that you will need to manage source code using the git version control system.
Develop your git skills with this holistic course for git beginners
- Creating new git repositories
- Managing existing git repositories
- Resolving merge conflicts
- Visualizing and reverting code commits
Powerful Version Control at Your Fingertips
Learning the fundamentals of git puts a powerful and very useful tool at your fingertips. Git is free, powerful, has excellent documentation, and is quickly becoming the de-facto standard for distributed source code version control.
In 2014, Git surpassed SVN as the most popular version control system according to the 2014 Eclipse community survey. Git is used in open source and enterprise applications around the world, and being able to effectively manage source code using git will make you a valuable asset to any organization using it.
Content and Overview
Suitable for programmers of all skill levels, through this 30-minute crash course you’ll learn all of the git fundamentals and establish a strong understanding of the concept behind version control in general and git in particular. Each chapter contains screencasts that you can follow-along with, and contains extra resources to put your new learned skills into practical use immediately.
Starting with an overview of version control systems, this course will take you through the core concepts of git and the basic commands you'll need to interact with git. By manipulating real repositories, you'll gain an understanding of not only "how" to interact with git, but also "why" it works the way it does.
With these concepts mastered, the course will take you through standard git workflows, showing you the basic commands for creating new repositories, interacting with existing repositories, creating and managing branches, and resolving merge conflicts.
Students completing the course will have the knowledge to create and manage git repositories in any language and platform.