Git Essential Training

with Kevin Skoglund
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Git Essential Training
Video duration: 0s 6h 25m Beginner


The course shows how to use Git, the popular open-source version control software, to manage changes to source code and text files. Using a step-by-step approach, author Kevin Skoglund presents the commands that enable efficient code management and reveals the fundamental concepts behind version control systems and the Git architecture. Discover how to track changes to files in a repository, review previous edits, and compare versions of a file; create branches to test new ideas without altering the main project; and merge those changes into the project if they work out. The course begins by demonstrating version control in a single-user, standalone context, before exploring how remote repositories allow users to collaborate on projects effectively.

Topics include:
  • Exploring the history of version control
  • Installing Git on Mac, Windows, and Linux
  • Initializing a repository
  • Writing useful commit messages
  • Understanding the Git three-tree architecture
  • Tracking when files are added, edited, deleted, or moved
  • Viewing change sets and comparing versions
  • Undoing changes and rolling back to previous versions
  • Ignoring changes to select files
  • Creating and working with code branches
  • Merging branches and resolving merge conflicts
  • Stashing changes for later
  • Working with hosted repositories and remote branches
  • Developing an effective collaboration workflow
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- [Voiceover] Welcome to Git Essential Training. My name is Kevin Skoglund, in this course we're gonna learn how to use Git to manage files and source code. We will look at the fundamental concepts behind all version control systems and then gain an understanding of the architecture that Git uses. We will use Git to track changes to files and source code whether those changes are adding, editing, deleting, or moving files. And, we'll discuss how to write clear messages that describe the changes that you made and learn to compare different versions of a file to see a line by line comparison of what changed.

We will learn how to undo changes that you've made even if you already recorded those changes in Git. We will create branches of our code to try new ideas without altering the main project and then we'll merge those changes in to the project when those features are finished. And last, we'll see how to use a remote repository to enable collaboration with other Git users. It doesn't matter if you're a complete beginner or if you have some prior experience we're going to cover all the fundamentals that you need to use Git for source code management. So let's get started learning about Git.

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