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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.
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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.
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|Section 1: Introduction|
Audience and ApproachPreview
Going Command LinePreview
|Section 2: Core Concepts|
Core Concepts OverviewPreview
What is Git?
What is a Git Repository?
How Commits Work
|Section 3: Quick Installation|
Quick Installation Overview
Quick Install and Setup on Windows
Installation Notes for Windows
Quick Install and Setup on Mac OS X
Installation Notes for Mac OS X
|Section 4: The Basics: Foundations In Git|
The Basics OverviewPreview
Starting with a Empty Repository (git init)Preview
Git States / Basic WorkflowPreview
The First Commit and the Basic Local Workflow (git add / git commit)
Discover the Git Repository
Starting with an Existing Project (git init)
Going Deeper with Commits and Messages
Commit Log and Showing Commit Details
Combining Steps with Express Commits
Backing Out Changes in Stage and the Working Directory
Git History and Creating Custom Git Commands with Aliases
Renaming and Deleting Files within Git
Making Changes to Files Outside Git
Excluding Unwanted Files from Git
|Section 5: Advanced: Going Deeper with Git|
Comparing Changes (git diff / difftool)
What are Branches
Special Markers and HEAD
Branching and Simple Merging (Easy Paths)
Manual Merges and Conflict Resolution
Marking Important Milestones with Tagging
Saving Working in Progress with Stashing
Repository Time Travel with Reset and Reflog (Undo Bad Commits)
|Section 6: Going Remote with GitHub and BitBucket|
Going Remote Overview
What are Remote Repositories
What is BitBucket?
Sign up for BitBucket
Remote Repository Creation
Establish Relationship Between Local and Remote Repositories
Updating Remote Repositories (git push)
Removing the Remote Repository
Comparing Services: GitHub vs BitBucket
What is GitHub?
Working with GitHub
Cloning the Repository (git clone)
Update without Merge: Fetching Updates (git fetch)
|Section 7: Conclusion|
|Section 8: Bonus: Background|
About the InstructorPreview
A Brief History of GitPreview
Comparing Source Control ToolsPreview
|Section 9: Bonus: Complete Windows Installation|
Git for Windows Installation
Git for Windows Settings and Tweaks
Minimal Git Configuration
Notepad++ Git Integration
P4Merge for Windows Installation
P4Merge Git Integration
|Section 10: Bonus: Complete Mac OS X Installation|
Mac OS X Installation Overview
Apple Git Installation
TextMate 2 Installation
TextMate 2 Configuration
TextMate 2 Git Integration
P4Merge for Mac OS X Installation
P4Merge Git Integration
Mac Git Prompt: Make Your Prompt Like Mine
|Section 11: Bonus: Special Offers|
Bonus: Exclusive Student Discounts