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Git Fundamentals

by Aaron Stewart

This course will teach you the fundamental concepts and key characteristics of Git and how to set up your local environment, track and manage content locally, and how to work in a shared remote repository with other team members.

What you'll learn

This course is mainly for developers, but this would also work for technical project or program managers, content writers, or really anyone who needs to review, contribute, or even just better understand a project that is being maintained and tracked by Git. In this course, Git Fundamentals, you’ll learn the fundamental concepts and key characteristics of using Git in your code projects. First, you’ll learn what Git is and how to set up your local environment to start using Git. Next, you’ll learn how to use Git locally and then how to work in a shared environment with team members. Second, you’ll learn how to resolve merge conflicts and how to alter your commits and local history. Finally, you’ll learn about some popular team workflows when using Git and some next steps for learning more. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge needed to get started working with Git in your own projects as well as shared projects with other developers.

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About the author

Aaron is a program architect at GitHub with a focus area in third party content. As a Git and GitHub expert, he joined GitHub as a trainer to consult and train development teams from industry leading companies on Git, GitHub and to improve their collaboration and development workflows. With a training foundation, Aaron develops content and programs for professional services at GitHub for digital transformation and thought leadership. Prior to joining GitHub, Aaron was an integration engineer at ... more

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