Git for Geeks: Quick Git Training for Developers
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Git for Geeks: Quick Git Training for Developers

Learn the core features of Git in less time for experienced software engineers new to Git
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4.4 (125 ratings)
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Created by Jason Taylor
Last updated 5/2016
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Includes:
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 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
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Requirements
  • Basic computer skills
  • Ability to install software on your computer
  • Admin rights may be required for software installation
Description

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 Outline

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.

Course Features

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.

Who is the target audience?
  • 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
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Curriculum For This Course
73 Lectures
03:09:47
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Core Concepts
4 Lectures 04:03

What is Git?
01:36

What is a Git Repository?
01:10

How Commits Work
00:50
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Quick Installation
5 Lectures 15:57
Quick Installation Overview
01:02

Quick Install and Setup on Windows
08:37

Installation Notes for Windows
3 pages

Quick Install and Setup on Mac OS X
06:18

Installation Notes for Mac OS X
3 pages
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The Basics: Foundations In Git
14 Lectures 31:59



The First Commit and the Basic Local Workflow (git add / git commit)
03:04

Discover the Git Repository
01:59

Starting with an Existing Project (git init)
01:56

Going Deeper with Commits and Messages
02:01

Commit Log and Showing Commit Details
01:16

Combining Steps with Express Commits
02:58

Backing Out Changes in Stage and the Working Directory
02:12

Git History and Creating Custom Git Commands with Aliases
03:50

Renaming and Deleting Files within Git
03:08

Making Changes to Files Outside Git
03:06

Excluding Unwanted Files from Git
02:56
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Advanced: Going Deeper with Git
9 Lectures 25:57
Advanced Overview
00:35

Comparing Changes (git diff / difftool)
02:39

What are Branches
02:02

Special Markers and HEAD
00:37

Branching and Simple Merging (Easy Paths)
04:56

Manual Merges and Conflict Resolution
04:50

Marking Important Milestones with Tagging
02:38

Saving Working in Progress with Stashing
02:17

Repository Time Travel with Reset and Reflog (Undo Bad Commits)
05:23
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Going Remote with GitHub and BitBucket
13 Lectures 32:40
Going Remote Overview
00:58

What are Remote Repositories
00:38

What is BitBucket?
01:49

Sign up for BitBucket
01:31

Remote Repository Creation
00:53

Establish Relationship Between Local and Remote Repositories
03:05

Updating Remote Repositories (git push)
02:45

Removing the Remote Repository
01:01

Comparing Services: GitHub vs BitBucket
03:01

What is GitHub?
01:17

Working with GitHub
04:40

Cloning the Repository (git clone)
04:16

Update without Merge: Fetching Updates (git fetch)
06:46
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Conclusion
1 Lecture 02:00
Final Words
02:00
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Bonus: Complete Windows Installation
9 Lectures 34:19
Installation Overview
02:23

Git for Windows Installation
05:37

Git for Windows Settings and Tweaks
02:05

Gitting Help
01:10

Minimal Git Configuration
03:18

Notepad++ Installation
05:18

Notepad++ Git Integration
04:40

P4Merge for Windows Installation
05:35

P4Merge Git Integration
04:13
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Bonus: Complete Mac OS X Installation
10 Lectures 20:24
Mac OS X Installation Overview
01:54

Apple Git Installation
01:07

Gitting Help
01:03

Minimal Configuration
02:22

TextMate 2 Installation
01:57

TextMate 2 Configuration
01:12

TextMate 2 Git Integration
01:21

P4Merge for Mac OS X Installation
01:52

P4Merge Git Integration
04:02

Mac Git Prompt: Make Your Prompt Like Mine
03:34
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About the Instructor
Jason Taylor
4.4 Average rating
11,178 Reviews
115,745 Students
15 Courses
Lead Software Engineer, Dev Trainer (15 courses,9k+ reviews)

With nearly 20 years of programming and software development experience, I started out teaching myself programming while in High School. I put myself through college working for a local Internet Service Provider as a programmer. Before finishing college, I developed and sold an award winning website to a Dot-Com start-up. After college, I have worked at several companies ranging from start-ups to large enterprises focusing on Java and client-side technologies (HTML/CSS/JavaScript). Throughout my career, I have opportunity to learn many software development best practices and exposure to several version control systems.