Using Git with a GUI

Getting started with Git is hard but I will help you smooth out the learning curve, understand Git’s mechanics, branching model, and in general be productive much quicker with the aid of a great free tool: Atlassian SourceTree.
Course info
Rating
(230)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Mar 8, 2016
Duration
2h 38m
Table of contents
Course Overview
The Case for Git with a GUI: Minimizing the Learning Curve
What You Need to Know About Git
Mechanics of Using Git (With a GUI)
Git: To the Next Level (With a GUI)
Branching Strategies for Every Occasion
Final Takeaway
Description
Course info
Rating
(230)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Mar 8, 2016
Duration
2h 38m
Description

There is no doubt Git is taking over the world of source control management, mainly in open source but growing rapidly in enterprise as well. The problem usually lies in that Git is not for the faint of heart as it comes with a steep learning curve - it is hard to get started. In this course, I will help you smooth out the learning curve, understand Git’s mechanics and branching model, and in general be productive much quicker with the aid of a great free tool: Atlassian SourceTree.

About the author
About the author

Xavier is very passionate about teaching, helping others understand search and Big Data. He is also an entrepreneur, project manager, technical author, trainer, and holds a few certifications with Cloudera, Microsoft, and the Scrum Alliance, along with being a Microsoft MVP.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone! My name is Xavier, and welcome to my course, Using Git with a GUI. Besides being very passionate about teaching, I have worked on all sorts of projects, big and small, startups to enterprise, and there is an area that's key to a project's success--source code management. Did you know that Git was created by Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux, after their existing source code management system stopped being free and all work on the kernel ceased until the right source code management system was created. Well, Git was born. And from there, it was risen to the top as one of the most popular and powerful source code management systems used in open source, for example, GitHub, but used by Enterprise as well. Some of the major topics that we will cover include creating repositories and getting your code via clone, forking if necessary, learn the mechanics of Git including Git's killer feature, some advanced commands that will prove invaluable when required, and I'll help you pick the branching strategy of your preference to adopt as part of your project. At the end of this course, you will be proficient using Git with a GUI, namely a Atlassian SourceTree. I will make the adoption of Git much simpler and help you have less headaches. While it's not a requisite, it is nice if you have used any source code management system before, the Team Foundation Server, SVN, or any other. Knowledge of Git or at least having tried it before makes it even better. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn source code management with the Using Git With a GUI course at Pluralsight.