GitHub Essentials

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  • Create and upload repositories to your account
  • Create organizations and manage teams with different access levels on repositories
  • Use effectively the issue tracker and add context to issues with labels and milestones
  • Schedule and release versions of your software
  • Work effectively with a team and collaborate on code
  • Create, access, and personalize your user account and profile settings
  • Build a community around your project using the sophisticated tools GitHub provides
  • Build easy to deploy, free of charge static websites for your projects

Whether you are an experienced developer or a novice, learning to work with Version Control Systems is a must in the software development world. Git is the most popular tool for that purpose and GitHub was built around it leveraging its powers by bringing it to the web.

Starting with the basics of creating a repository you will then learn how to manage the issue tracker, the place where discussion about your project takes place. Continuing our journey we will explore how to use the wiki and write rich documentation that will accompany your project. Organization and team management will be the next stop and then onto the feature that made GitHub so well known, Pull Requests. Next we focus on creating simple web pages hosted on GitHub and lastly we explore the settings that are configurable for a user and a repository.

  • Effectively use GitHub by learning its key features that leverage the power of Git and make collaboration on code easy to work with.
  • Be more productive on the development workflow of your projects using the valuable toolset that GitHub provides.
  • Explore the world of GitHub by following simple step-by-step real world scenarios accompanied by helpful, explanatory screenshots
Page Count 190
Course Length 5 hours 42 minutes
ISBN 9781783553716
Date Of Publication 29 Sep 2015


Achilleas Pipinellis

Achilleas Pipinellis is an open source enthusiast and tries to get involved in as many projects as possible. He was introduced to Linux almost 10 years ago and haven't looked back since. His distribution of choice is Arch Linux, a lightweight and flexible system that adheres to the KISS philosophy. He likes trying new technologies, especially those that require some sort of special deployment. He also enjoys writing technical guides and articles that help people learn new stuff and strongly believes that comprehensive documentation is essential to a project's growth and recognition.