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Git and GitHub Basics

at Ascend Training - Near North Side

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$797 5 seats left
Start Date:

Mon, Oct 07, 9:30am - 4:00pm

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Near North Side, Downtown/Loop
515 N State St 14th Floor
Grand Ave & State St
Chicago, Illinois 60654
Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 10

What you'll learn in this programming class:

Git, undoubtedly the most popular version control system, is an essential skill for any developer, whether you’re working with a team or as an individual. Git’s powerful commands give your project unlimited ‘un-do’s’, let you experiment with alternative branches and allow you to collaborate with others without fear of overriding other’s work.

In addition to learning how to organize and track your project’s history, you’ll also learn how to use GitHub, the largest and most popular code sharing network.

What is Git and who should use it?

  • Why is Git great for programming?
  • Everyday uses for Git
  • Git and GitHub
Version control basics
  • Some basic terminology
  • Looking at the history of an existing project
  • Checking out and comparing versions
Installing and configuring
  • Terminal command basics for configuring and controlling Git
  • Using Git help
Reviewing and traversing history
  • Understanding your repo’s state with git status
  • The commit history – git log
  • Command line flags for looking at each commit
  • Backtracking and undoing
Branching & Merging
  • Creating branches for new features or experimental versions
  • Fast forward merging
  • Resolving merge conflicts
Remote repositories
  • Downloading remote repos – cloning
  • Connecting and synchronizing with a remote
  • Pushing and pulling
  • Working with others
GitHub Basics
  • Exploring a GitHub repository
  • The art of the README file
  • Creating and sending a pull request
  • Reviewing a pull request
  • Hosting a website with GitHub

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