Version Control with Git and GitHub

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  • Understand and implement best practices in version control
  • Explain the GitHub User Interface
  • Understand what is Feature Branch Workflow and implement its features
  • Use forking features, such as submodules and rebasing
  • Master commands for debugging and maintaining a repository
  • Implement continuous integration with CircleCi or TravisCi
  • Gain insight into release management and how GitHub enables software releases

Introduction to Git and GitHub begins with setting up and configuring Git on your computer along with creating a repository and using it for exercises throughout the book. With the help of multiple activities, you’ll learn concepts that show various stages of a file—from when it is untracked to when it is set for tracking under version control. As you make your way through the chapters, you’ll learn to navigate through the history of a repository, fetch and deliver code to GitHub, and undo code changes.

The first half of the book ends with you learning to work with branches, storing and retrieving changes temporarily, and merging the desired changes into a repository.

In the second half, you’ll learn about forking as part of a collaborative workflow. You’ll also address modularity and duplication through submodules, tracing and rectifying faulty changes, and maintaining repositories.

By the end of this book, you will have learned how to effectively deploy applications using GitHub.

  • Explore version control, its importance, and usage
  • Learn to use Git individually and as part of a team
  • Understand debugging, maintenance, and deployment with Git and GitHub
Page Count 344
Course Length 10 hours 19 minutes
ISBN 9781789808971
Date Of Publication 5 Dec 2018


Alex Magana

Alex Magana is software engineer keen on developing solutions that matter. He is interested in HCI, machine learning, agritech, information storage and retrieval, and effective backup and recovery. Alex has helped to deliver projects for clients on context-aware location-based services, point of sale software, data analytics for mobile-based banking, and AMP-based performant news pages across a myriad of locales. To let his hair down, Alex enjoys music, dance, adventure, reading, and exploring architecture. He is an avid gastronome at heart. 

Joseph Muli

Joseph Muli loves programming, writing, teaching, gaming, and traveling. Currently, he works as a software engineer at Andela and Fathom, and specializes in DevOps and Site Reliability. Previously, he worked as a software engineer and technical mentor at Moringa School.