Version Control with Git and GitHub

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  • Understand and implement best practices in version control
  • Navigating the GitHub UI and installing octo tree
  • 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

This course introduces version control, its relevance, and usage. In the first part, you'll learn how to set up and configure Git on your computer. Then, you'll create a repository and use it for exercises throughout the course. Through multiple demos, 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. You'll see how to navigate the history of a repository, fetch and deliver code to GitHub, and undo code changes. The first part ends with you learning to work with branches, storing and retrieving changes temporarily, and merging the desired changes into a repository.

In the second part, you'll learn about forking as part of a collaborative workflow. You'll learn to address modularity and duplication through submodules, tracing and rectifying faulty changes, and maintaining repositories. The second part ends with you learning how to deploy applications using GitHub.

  • Explains in detail about version control, its need, and where can it be used
  • Demonstrates how to use Git as an individual and as part of a team
  • Explains debugging, maintenance, and deployment with Git and GitHub
Course Length 4 hours 41 minutes
ISBN 9781789951141
Date Of Publication 17 Apr 2019


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.

Sahil Malik

Sahil Malik is a trainer, Microsoft and iOS consultant, and the founder of Sahil Malik, the founder, and principal of has been a Microsoft MVP for the past 10+ years, and an author and reviewer of many books and numerous articles in leading technology journals.