Git Started with GitHub

Learn the basics of Git and GitHub, with clear, step-by-step instructions by a highly rated teacher.
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  • Lectures 19
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English, captions
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About This Course

Published 5/2015 English Closed captions available

Course Description

This course is designed to jump right into showing how Git and GitHub work together, focusing on the Git basic workflow. Students can expect to learn the minimum needed to start using Git in about 30 minutes.

Recent Updates:

  • October 16th: Added Updates and Errata Section

Course Outline

Course Introduction and Overview provides an introduction to this course and the key concepts with the Git source control system.

Installation provides step-by-step instructions on how to setup Git for Windows and Mac OS X, how to use Git's help command.

After the Installation section, we walk through the entire Git basic workflow -- starting off in GitHub, working locally, and then publishing our changes back to GitHub.

Finally, I have some parting words and some bonus content!

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.

Following each lecture or group of related lectures in the demo sections of the course are Command Listing lectures that serve as reference and reminder of the commands used in the previous lecture(s). Each Command Listing includes the exact listings used in the previous lectures and a reference guide for newly introduced commands. All commands used in this course are available through the Command Listing lectures.

Several attachments throughout the course provide supplemental information, illustrations, or other reference material.

What are the requirements?

  • Basic computer skills
  • Ability to install software, which may require admin rights

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Save project changes into source control using Git
  • Create a new repository on GitHub
  • Copy a repository from GitHub onto a local computer for using with a project
  • Install and configure Git on Windows and Mac computer systems

Who is the target audience?

  • Anyone interested in Git and/or source control
  • Software Engineers and Developers not yet using Git for source control
  • IT Managers that need an understanding about how Git works

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
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Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction

This is the course introduction in which students learn what the purpose and approach of this course, as well as about the instructor.


With this video, we explore the pros/cons with the Composite.


A few minutes of basic Git theory.


The command line is still extremely popular, particularly those in the service or IT community.

Section 2: Installation

In this lesson, we walk through installing Git for Windows, step-by-step, with each screen explained and recommendations given. At the end of the lession, students will have Git successfully installed on their Windows computer system.

Students can skip this lession if:
* Git is already installed
* You are a Mac user


Walk through each step of the download and installation process.


Step by Step instructions on how to install Git on the Mac platform.

Section 3: Basic Git Workflow with GitHub

In this lession, students are introduced to GitHub, starting off by signing up for an account if the stsudent doesn't already have one. After that, we will create a new repository directly on the GitHub service.


In this lession, we quickly setup our working area on our system to establish a place to work with Git repositories locally.


In this lesson, we setup the minimum required configuration needed for Git -- our name and email address.


In this lession, copy the repository from Github down to our local system using the **clone** command. The default __clone__ behavior is explained.


We walk through the main part of the basic Git workflow, starting by creating a new file on the file system, then adding that file to the Git staging area, in which we finally commit to our local Git repository. The various Git states in the workflow are explained as we execute them.


We end the basic Git workflow by publishing our commits back to the GitHub version of our repository. We discuss best practices and the difference betwene local and remote operations in Git.

1 page

Command listing of each command used in this course.

Section 4: Conclusion

This is the last lession of this course, it provides a recap to help re-enforce learning and provide some recommendations on where to go next.

Section 5: Updates and Errata
Git Mac OS X Updates
2 pages
Section 6: Bonus: Alternative Ways to Start a Git Repository

In this lession, we create a new Git repository on our local system. This is an approach you would take if starting fresh, without code, on a new project.


In this lession, we add a Git repository to an existing project containing code. This is the approach you would take if you wanted to Git-enable an existing project.

Section 7: Bonus: Special Offers

This lecture provides a list, description and special coupon codes for my existing students for my other courses.

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Instructor Biography

Jason Taylor, Sr. Software Engineer, Technical Trainer on 14 Udemy Courses

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.

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