Git for Geeks: Quick Git Training for Developers
- 3 hours on-demand video
- 1 article
- 2 downloadable resources
- Full lifetime access
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- Certificate of Completion
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- Learn the key concepts of the Git source control system
- Step through the entire Git workflow
- Compare the different states in Git
- Manage files inside and outside the control of Git
- Create and manage repositories on GitHub and BitBucket
- Create branches and resolve conflicts with confidence
- Save work in progress with Stashes
- Mark special events with Tags
- Even a bit of time travel within Git repositories
An overview of the topics that will be covered in this course, including Git basics, advanced Git, and going remote with GitHub and Bit Bucket.
A quick guide to the general approach for this curse, including step by step demos that are short and focused using the command line. As well, it is recommended to follow along with all of the examples to maximize your learning.
A quick explanation of the reasoning for using the command line to start using Git, including new features hitting the command line first, online help being targeted at folks on the command line, the command line having more power, and the cross-platform nature of the bash terminal.
An overview of the foundational aspects that will be covered in this section on the basic concepts in Git. This can be skipped if you already know what Git is and does.
An overview of the foundational commands that will be covered in this section, including getting information, creating a basic Git workflow, doing file operations, excluding files, and undoing mistakes.
Creating a new Git repository on our local system using the command line interface with the command "git init".
An overview of the three basic states of a file in Git, including working directory, staging area, and the repository (.git folder). This may also include the fourth stage, remote, which is a separate repository tacked on at the end to mirror the local side's final repository state.
A quick overview of the background topics that will be covered, including a bio of the instructor, a brief history of Git, and comparing Git to other source control tools available.
A quick bio of Jason Taylor, the instructor for this course, who has had a lot of practical experience using Git on large productions.
A brief history of how Git was created out of necessity to support the Linux kernel project after a license for bit keeper was revoked.
- Basic computer skills
- Ability to install software on your computer
- Admin rights may be required for software installation
Git for Geeks
This course is designed to cut academic theory to just the key concepts and focus on basics tasks in Git in order to be productive quickly. Students can expect to learn the all the main features of Git in just two hours.
New! Closed captions throughout the course!
Course Introduction provides a welcome to this course with a few suggestions on how to get the most out of it. After that, we cover the minimum theory before getting our hands dirty with Git in the Core Concepts section.
Quick Installation provides an overview on the installation process for all tools needed for this course. A more detailed set of instructions are available in the Bonus section.
In The Basics, we walk through all the commands needed to start a new project managed by Git (or enable Git for an existing project) all the way through making commits, including common file operations like moving and deleting files. We also cover how to exclude the wrong files from accidentally being committed and how to review your repository's history.
We then go a bit deeper in the Advanced section when we cover comparing changes, branching and merging (including merge conflict resolution), tagging milestones, saving temporary work, and even a bit of time travel.
Finally, Going Remote covers publishing the locally created repository (previous sections) on GitHub and BitBucket. We cover the main concepts related to working with any remote Git repositories and compare the differences between the two most popular Git hosting services.
After the main part of the course, this course offers several bonus sections that explore some topics in more detail for those that like more information.
Presentations provide audio/video training of conceptual ideas. Since few like slide-ware presentations, slide-presentations are kept to a minimum.
Screencasts provide a video of the instructor's computer system with any actions, commands, or screens displayed and narrated. Excluding bonus lectures, this course offers about 2 hours of screencast videos.
Several attachments throughout the course provide supplemental information, illustrations, or other reference material.
- Anyone interested in using source control and specifically Git
- Software engineers, developers, programmers new to Git
- IT Managers or technical leads considering Git for version control on their team
- Freelancers or other creative professionals