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Git, Github and Version Control

In this free online course learn to manage multiple versions of your code with Git, on your machine as well as the cloud

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Do you have multiple developers? Working with multiple software projects? In this free online course, learn about Version control with Git. Git will help you manage all the versions of your code while keeping a clean golden copy. Learn how to create and merge branches of code, with the Git essentials of Add, commit and push. Along with the basics, learn about more advanced skills like reverting, rebasing, checking out etc.
  • Duration

    1.5-3 Hours
  • Assessment

  • Certification

  • Responsive

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This course is meant to take you from knowing nothing to becoming a working user of Git. We make no claims of teaching each and every thing. But you will know enough to get the job done. So whether you are adding new features, or just fixing bugs, this course will be useful to you. Start of by learning why you need to use Git. Some of the reasons include: multiple developers and differentiated environments.

Then go on to learn how to add, commit and push. What these words mean and how to use these actions. Along the way learn about other useful tools like Git Bash, Terminal and Github Desktop. While we show you how to use git commands from Github Desktop, students will also learn the manual way from the command line. Learn how to create and merge branches when you need to add new features or fix bugs. Merging branches can lead to merge conflicts. Learn how to resolve those using Github. Students will go on to conceptually understand why we use branches. But sometimes we make mistakes. Learn how to revert back individual commits or entirely go back to a specific commit in history. Important releases need to be marked with tags. So you can easily revert back to these landmark points.

Students will learn how to work with teams, and go beyond being an individual contributor. What happens when you need someone else's code? We clone it. Need updates? Learn how to use Fetch and pull and then publish your changes onto a website. Finally learn how to manage teams using Organizations in GitHub.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Explain how to clone git repositories into your local machine
  • Explain how to add, commit and push code using the command line and Github Desktop
  • Desribe how to create and merge branches
  • Identify tagged commits and how to revert back to them
  • Describe how to revert individual commits and go back to an older stage of code
  • Summarize the difference between git merge and git rebase
  • Summarize the difference between clone, pull and fetch
  • Describe how to create website on Github


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