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Getting Started with GitHub Desktop

by Stefan Roman

GitHub is the leading Git provider in the world. This course will teach you how to efficiently operate GitHub Desktop client while alone or in a team, whilst teaching you best practices for committing changes to repositories adhering to popular workflows, creating pull requests or even managing repositories via GitHub Desktop client.

What you'll learn

Working with git command line tools to contribute code comes with many challenges, especially when learning the basics of Git. Many commands are very complex and sometimes don't do what we expect them to do. GitHub Desktop is a Git client created by GitHub to shorten the learning process of learning complex git commands, and improve workflow of experienced Git users. In this course, Getting Started with GitHub Desktop, you will gain the ability to effectively contribute code via GitHub Desktop client, without the use of Git command line tools. First, you will learn how to manage repositories via GitHub Desktop. Next, you will discover how to manage branches and resolve conflicts using GitHub Desktop. Finally, you will explore about different merging strategies and how to create pull requests. When you are finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of GitHub Desktop alongside best practices needed to effectively contribute code via GitHub Desktop client, without the use of Git command line tools. Software required: GitHub Desktop and Web Browser

About the author

Stefan originates from Slovak Republic, from which he migrated to United Kingdom to study where he lived for over a decade. He studied Information Security, which quickly propelled his career towards hardening Linux servers and Linux administration. He passed multiple AWS certifications, which put him on a path of automation and cloud technologies, where he feels at home. Since then he worked multiple DevOps positions including a global bank delivering internet banking application, CRM applicati... more

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