Learning Git [Video]

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  • Create a git repository quickly to start tracking versions of project
  • Contribute to different projects by making commits to Git repositories
  • Secure your repository with the help of SSH keys
  • Work with multiple people on a project using Branch and Merge commands
  • Link to the online remote copies of a repository and stay updated with the changes
  • Maintain your commit history by condensing all the commits into one and use rewrite commands to control it
  • Add tags to mark the deployed versions of the project
  • Resolve the bugs by tracing code changes to its origin

The number of open source packages becoming commonplace dependencies in modern applications are increasing and so is the need for additional functionality from these packages. Stay on the edge of new developments by adding Git to your skillset. Git will help you add contributors as well as be a collaborator to your favorite open source projects.

Learning Git will help you gain an insight on using different features of Git to increase efficiency in a collaborative work environment.

Start off by installing Git and learn about different version control approaches. Walk through different types of workflows available and select the one best suited for you. Initialize your first repository to start working on your project. Develop an authentication system for your repositories with the help of SSH keys. Combine your work with that of several other contributors with the help of branching and forking. Using pull requests put your work in sync with that of other patrons. Delve through various concepts like rebasing and rewriting commands to manage your commit history. Furthermore, learn to tag different versions of code to identify them easily. Finally, analyze the changes in the code and trace them to its early stage.

Towards the end of the course, you’ll be well versed with using diverse features of Git to your own advantage!

Style and Approach

This course follows a step-by-step approach which will guide you through various aspects of Git. Using real-world examples this course leaves no stone unturned and makes you an expert in Git in no time!

  • Setup your project with Git and create secure repositories.
  • Use branching, forking, and pull requests to work with different contributors in a systematic way.
  • Implement various advanced features like rebasing and tagging to manage your commits and code easily.


Course Length 1 Hour 15 minute
ISBN 9781783554232
Date Of Publication 29 Apr 2015


Sam Slotsky

Sam Slotsky is a software engineer and saxophonist originating from Sioux City, IA. He attended the University of Iowa for Computer Science and Music and is currently employed by Ackmann & Dickenson, Inc. of Minneapolis, specializing in back-end web applications, databases, and JavaScript. Additionally, Sam has authored and contributed to open source packages for use with the React, Redux, Knockout, and Meteor framework. Cooking and playing chess are his favorite pastime activities.Husband and father of three, he writes software programs during the day, cooks in the evening, listens to jazz obsessively, and has a bit of a thing for cycling.