4.00 (40 reviews)
☑ Choose the right version control system
☑ Contribute to Open Source projects using Github
☑ Manage software using the Git version control system
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
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.
Version Control Systems
Ad-Hoc Version Control
Full-File vs. Diff-Based Version Control
Categories of Version Control System
Centralized Version Control Systems
Distributed Version Control Systems
Hybrid Version Control Systems
Mondegreen: Git vs GitHub
Exercise: Create a Github Account
Getting Started With Git
Exercise: Install the Github Git Tools
What is a Git Repository?
A Database of Changes
Local vs. Remote
Try It: Initializing a Git Repository
The Git Index
Introduction to the Git Index
Adding Files to Git
Pro Tip: Ignoring Files That Have Already Been Added
Exercise: Adding Files to Git
What is a Remote?
Viewing the Remotes in a Git Repository
Adding a Remote
Removing a Remote
Working with Multiple Remotes
Try It: Git Remote
Cloning a Remote Repository
Using the Clone Command
Try It: Git Clone
What is a Branch?
The "master" Branch
The "branch" Command
Switching Between Branches
Merging Branches Together
Branching and the File System
Try It: Working With Branches
The "Git Four Command Combo" (GFCC)
What is the Git Four Command Combo (GFCC)?
gitk and Visually Managing Your Repositories
Introduction to "gitk"
Try It: Using gitk
Resolving Merge Conflicts
What Are Merge Conflicts?
Fixing Merge Conflicts
Merging using KDiff3
What We Covered
commits and checkouts and version control of the files you are working on is not covered at all from what i can tell which is what i was really looking for.
I only had a working knowledge of github (yeah I didn't really know the difference between github and git). This course gave me many mind=blown experiences and finally allowed me to understand git.
The instructor is good. He is clear but this is too basic. I am a beginner with existing knowledge on how Git works. I needed examples of more commands (or what they do) and I needed to practice but these videos only really had the basics on how it works without much much depth. Then, to make matters worse, for all exercises, he refers to a third party website: https://try.github.io/ I feel like that it should have been written on the course description before I purchase that exercises are not from him. So i'm giving it 3.5 starts due to a lack of depth and a lack or exercises although the instructor is clear and engaging.
Concise and specific training - very useful for people using the command line - to be used in practice
Course is good and nicely paced. Only thing, some places required little more explanation and videos were just too short to understand. But overall a good course to start using GIT from day 1.