Join James Williamson for an in-depth discussion in this video What is GitHub?, part of Web Development Foundations: Web Technologies.
…Although I've tried to keep this chapter focused on a high level overview of back…end technology, there are some applications that warrant…a closer inspection. GitHub is one of those.…And it's significantly changing how people develop, publish,…and distribute content and applications online. GitHub is…an online distribution service, offering users a way…to store, publish, and version control their content.…That's not exactly a new idea, as version control software…such as CVS and Subversion have been doing that for…years. In fact, GitHub is built around Git, which is…an open source version control system created by Linus Torvalds, the…creator of Linux. Like most version control systems, it allows…you to manage projects and store revisions of them as…they're developed. That makes it easier for developers to revisit…older versions of a project, correct errors or branch a project…off into a new direction. So if these…capabilities are nothing new, what makes GitHub so special?…For one, GitHub is an online service, that offers…
- Working with web clients and servers
- Exploring HTTP
- How browsers work
- Structuring HTML
- Controlling presentation with CSS
- Dealing with data
- Working with a content management system (like WordPress)
- Using cloud services
Skill Level Beginner
1. Introduction to the Web
2. Front-End Technology
3. Back-End Technology
4. Assembly Technologies
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