This course shows you how to use Git, the popular open-source version control software, to manage changes to source code and text files. The course is a beginners crash course that will teach you the basics of this popular open source version control system.
Version control allows collaborative development which makes it easy for teams to work together on projects.
The effective use of version control is important and a useful skill for developers to have in their tool kit.
Git is a version control system which is like a series of snapshots of your code which can be referenced at any time.
GitHub is a web based graphical interface where you can publish and host your Git repositories and collaborate with other people or teams. Git and GitHub has become the industry-standard version control and publishing platform . Git allows you to track changes and your development process and when used with GitHub it becomes an effective backup mechanism.
This course is for absolute beginners and will introduce you to the basics of using a version control system called Git and a collaboration platform called GitHub . Although this course does not involve any programming students who have a basic knowledge of programming or simple HTML might find it easier to follow along . Also experience of using the command line might come in handy though not mandatory as the course is so basic anyone can follow along easily.
What you will learn include how to :
- Install git
- Commit files to repository
- Write commit messages
- Understand the Git three-tree architecture
- Understand git workflow
- Track when files are added and modified
- Create ignore file to exclude files and directories
- Create remote repository
- Create and merging branches
- Understand HEAD
- Pull updates
- Push updates