Git & GitHub Crash Course: Create a Repository From Scratch!

Learn how to create a Git repository, clone it, make changes, and submit changes to GitHub in less than 30 minutes.
Free tutorial
Rating: 4.6 out of 5 (5,386 ratings)
80,610 students
Git & GitHub Crash Course: Create a Repository From Scratch!
Free tutorial
Rating: 4.6 out of 5 (5,386 ratings)
80,625 students
Create your first repository
Clone it to your computer and add files
Push your changes to GitHub
Learn how to see differences between old and new files
Learn how to do all of this on the command line, as if you were deploying code on a live server!

Requirements

  • You only need your computer, we'll tackle the rest together!
  • You do NOT need any special or expensive software

Description

Welcome to the 30 minute free Git and GitHub crash course! 

Employers and developers everywhere are using Git. This is why you should learn it (and also because it's powerful and a really cool tool!)

Git is a powerful (and VERY popular) versioning tool for web developers. But it's hard to get started because there's a lot to know and everyone assumes you already know the basics.

Looking for a short course on Git?
Looking for a short course on GitHub?
Then this is the course you're looking for!

This course is perfect for a web developers who's next step is to learn Git and GitHub. 

The core of this course is less than 30 minutes, and you'll learn:

  1. How to create a repository 

  2. How to copy it to your computer

  3. How to add files to your repository

  4. How to send the changes to GitHub

Plus you'll learn:

  • Git fundamentals, and

  • GitHub fundamentals

You'll also learn the terminology that developers use, like: cloning, staging, committing, pushing and diff. And you'll learn WHY Git is so popular and HOW it's powerful. And we'll be using GitHub which is the Git-service brand name.

Not sure if you should pay for an 8 hour course on Git? Take this course first to get your feet wet.

P.S. You'll learn how to do all this through your command line... because one day you'll be deploying code on a server and you'll need to use the command line, it's the only way! This course will set you up for success! ;) 

Who this course is for:

  • Web developers who aren't sure how to use Git or GitHub, or web developers who have heard about Git and GitHub but don't know where to start

Course content

1 section • 12 lectures • 36m total length
  • Introduction
    01:45
  • Stream these videos in full HD!
    00:12
  • Starting With Git and Github
    09:53
  • Example Repo URL
    00:01
  • A Quick Message
    01:32
  • Adding Files and Staging Them
    10:05
  • Committing Your Work and Viewing Differences
    07:17
  • A Super Helpful Git Command!
    00:24
  • Developer Support
    01:02
  • Your Task
    00:59
  • Test Your Terminology
    6 questions
  • Where To Go Next
    03:07
  • Bonus material and where to go next
    00:35

Instructor

Web developer and coding instructor
Kalob Taulien
  • 4.5 Instructor Rating
  • 16,149 Reviews
  • 249,284 Students
  • 20 Courses

He is a professional web developer who's been developing websites and working with startups since 1999. He also has a broad set of skills in software, web development, and information technology.

Teaching over 250,000 students on Udemy alone, he's helped tens of thousands of people learn web development. From zero to hero and novice to ninja, he's considered a top teacher by thousands. With so much experience, why not give his experience and knowledge to others so they can fulfill their dreams?

The passion to learn and to share his knowledge by teaching and helping others is something that drives him. It's a passion he's had since he was born. Kalob's ability to turn complex programming concepts into easy-to-understands bits of knowledge has been called his "superpower". 

Throughout the years, Kalob has built hundreds, if not thousands, of websites, and has created multiple companies from his ideas and software. He also provides one-on-one coaching and startup consulting to new organizations. 

Teaching isn't an option in Kalob's life, but a moral obligation to pass on knowledge to others.