How to Use Git and GitHub

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Platform iconPlatform: Udacity
Level iconDifficulty: Beginner
Time icon15-35h hours of content
Speed iconSelf-paced
Certificate iconCertificate: None
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Caroline Buckey

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How to Use Git and GitHub

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While this course does not involve programming, students should have some experience with a programming or markup language.Additionally, students should be familiar with navigating the command line. If unfamiliar or if you want a refresher, check out these instructions or this introductory course.

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Description of the course

Effective use of version control is an important and useful skill for any developer working on long-lived (or even medium-lived) projects, especially if more than one developer is involved. This course, built with input from GitHub, will introduce the basics of using version control by focusing on a particular version control system called Git and a collaboration platform called GitHub.This course is part of the Front End and Full Stack Nanodegrees..

What is included

  • Rich Learning Content

  • Interactive Quizzes

  • Taught by Industry Pros

  • Self-Paced Learning

  • Student Support Community

What you will learn

Git is used by many tech companies, and a public GitHub profile serves as a great portfolio for any developer. But more than that, you?ll establish an efficient programming workflow that allows you to:

  • Keep track of multiple versions of a file
  • Track bugs by reverting to previous working versions of a file
  • Seamlessly collaborate with other developers on a project

The use of tools like Git and GitHub is essential for collaborating with other developers in most professional environments.

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