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Introducing the Explore California web site

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Video: Introducing the Explore California web site

In the last chapter we went over the basics of how to track files using Git. We saw how to add files, how to edit them, how to delete them, how to rename them, and how to see differences between the files using git diff, and then how to use git status and git log. Those commands together probably make up 75% of what you are going to do with Git. They are the core actions that you are going to repeat over and over and over again. Now, there is more that we can do, and we are certainly going to go into that to make sure that you have a rounded out view of how to use Git. But before we do, I want us to switch from using the sample files that we have been using so far in our first_git_project and start using something that feels more like a real project. Hang on to this first_git_project.

Introducing the Explore California web site

In the last chapter we went over the basics of how to track files using Git. We saw how to add files, how to edit them, how to delete them, how to rename them, and how to see differences between the files using git diff, and then how to use git status and git log. Those commands together probably make up 75% of what you are going to do with Git. They are the core actions that you are going to repeat over and over and over again. Now, there is more that we can do, and we are certainly going to go into that to make sure that you have a rounded out view of how to use Git. But before we do, I want us to switch from using the sample files that we have been using so far in our first_git_project and start using something that feels more like a real project. Hang on to this first_git_project.

It still can function like a sandbox for you, a place where you can go if you have questions or you want to try things out, you can go there and not do anything that's destructive to your main files. But I want us to start working with a real project, and you can use your own project if you have one. I am going to use one that's from the exercise files, which is called explore_california, it's the Explore California web site. I am going to drag that, with Option held down, into my Documents directory so that now it exists right alongside my main project. So inside explore_california we've got a bunch of HTML files, some folders, those folders contain some things like some CSS and some JavaScripts, but this is all basic HTML.

In order to get this to work, all you should have to do is drag index.html onto a browser, or you can go into a browser and locate it that way. Now, you won't have to put these files in any kind of special web directory or anything like that, because they are just basic HTML files, our browser can render them. We don't first have to go through a web server like we would if we had PHP or Ruby on Rails files. In the rest of this chapter we are going to get familiar with this project, we are going to initialize it as git repo and see how we can make some edits and commits that might be like the kinds of edits and commits that one would make in the real world, and then we'll go on with learning more of the features of Git.

This will allow you to practice some of the techniques that we learned in the last chapter while giving you some real world exposure to how we would use Git, and then we can go on to learning more features in Git.

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  1. 2m 46s
    1. Introduction
      1m 7s
    2. How to use the exercise files
      1m 39s
  2. 20m 24s
    1. Understanding version control
      4m 48s
    2. The history of Git
      7m 58s
    3. About distributed version control
      5m 4s
    4. Who should use Git?
      2m 34s
  3. 26m 12s
    1. Installing Git on a Mac
      3m 44s
    2. Installing Git on Windows
      5m 37s
    3. Installing Git on Linux
      1m 30s
    4. Configuring Git
      7m 29s
    5. Exploring Git auto-completion
      5m 35s
    6. Using Git help
      2m 17s
  4. 15m 49s
    1. Initializing a repository
      1m 58s
    2. Understanding where Git files are stored
      2m 34s
    3. Performing your first commit
      2m 4s
    4. Writing commit messages
      5m 22s
    5. Viewing the commit log
      3m 51s
  5. 17m 44s
    1. Exploring the three-trees architecture
      3m 57s
    2. The Git workflow
      3m 15s
    3. Using hash values (SHA-1)
      4m 7s
    4. Working with the HEAD pointer
      6m 25s
  6. 25m 52s
    1. Adding files
      5m 59s
    2. Editing files
      3m 56s
    3. Viewing changes with diff
      3m 35s
    4. Viewing only staged changes
      2m 28s
    5. Deleting files
      5m 29s
    6. Moving and renaming files
      4m 25s
  7. 19m 18s
    1. Introducing the Explore California web site
      2m 2s
    2. Initializing Git
      3m 48s
    3. Editing the support phone number
      6m 20s
    4. Editing the backpack file name and links
      7m 8s
  8. 38m 45s
    1. Undoing working directory changes
      3m 49s
    2. Unstaging files
      2m 37s
    3. Amending commits
      4m 50s
    4. Retrieving old versions
      4m 7s
    5. Reverting a commit
      3m 12s
    6. Using reset to undo commits
      3m 44s
    7. Demonstrating a soft reset
      4m 8s
    8. Demonstrating a mixed reset
      4m 7s
    9. Demonstrating a hard reset
      5m 8s
    10. Removing untracked files
      3m 3s
  9. 27m 22s
    1. Using .gitignore files
      8m 23s
    2. Understanding what to ignore
      4m 47s
    3. Ignoring files globally
      4m 49s
    4. Ignoring tracked files
      5m 26s
    5. Tracking empty directories
      3m 57s
  10. 26m 51s
    1. Referencing commits
      4m 52s
    2. Exploring tree listings
      3m 46s
    3. Getting more from the commit log
      7m 38s
    4. Viewing commits
      4m 4s
    5. Comparing commits
      6m 31s
  11. 39m 35s
    1. Branching overview
      4m 56s
    2. Viewing and creating branches
      2m 57s
    3. Switching branches
      2m 58s
    4. Creating and switching branches
      4m 53s
    5. Switching branches with uncommitted changes
      3m 26s
    6. Comparing branches
      4m 28s
    7. Renaming branches
      2m 28s
    8. Deleting branches
      4m 18s
    9. Configuring the command prompt to show the branch
      9m 11s
  12. 28m 32s
    1. Merging code
      3m 11s
    2. Using fast-forward merge vs. true merge
      6m 49s
    3. Merging conflicts
      7m 26s
    4. Resolving merge conflicts
      7m 5s
    5. Exploring strategies to reduce merge conflicts
      4m 1s
  13. 14m 34s
    1. Saving changes in the stash
      4m 5s
    2. Viewing stashed changes
      2m 39s
    3. Retrieving stashed changes
      4m 24s
    4. Deleting stashed changes
      3m 26s
  14. 1h 5m
    1. Using local and remote repositories
      6m 38s
    2. Setting up a GitHub account
      5m 39s
    3. Adding a remote repository
      4m 0s
    4. Creating a remote branch
      4m 3s
    5. Cloning a remote repository
      4m 26s
    6. Tracking remote branches
      4m 5s
    7. Pushing changes to a remote repository
      5m 8s
    8. Fetching changes from a remote repository
      5m 47s
    9. Merging in fetched changes
      4m 50s
    10. Checking out remote branches
      3m 22s
    11. Pushing to an updated remote branch
      2m 6s
    12. Deleting a remote branch
      3m 8s
    13. Enabling collaboration
      3m 40s
    14. A collaboration workflow
      8m 43s
  15. 16m 23s
    1. Setting up aliases for common commands
      5m 14s
    2. Using SSH keys for remote login
      2m 56s
    3. Exploring integrated development environments
      1m 4s
    4. Exploring graphical user interfaces
      4m 32s
    5. Understanding Git hosting
      2m 37s
  16. 55s
    1. Goodbye
      55s

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