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Working with Git

Course Summary

The Working with Git training course is designed to demonstrate how to use Git at a fundamental level, as well as how to apply that knowledge to working with one of the many Git Repository platforms.

The course begins with an introduction to source code management and Git. Next, it continues with a look at reviewing and editing the commit history, and continues with project management, automation and advanced history management. The course concludes with an examination of Git workflows and best practices.

Prerequisites: No prior experience with Git is necessary. Prior experience with other version control systems is helpful but not required. Experience with the command-line or DOS command prompt is preferred.

Learn how to adopt and use Git to manage your source control.
Software developers, dev-ops, system administrators, and anyone else looking to learn how to use Git to track their software development.
Business Analyst - DevOps Engineer - Project Manager - Q/A - Software Developer - System Administrator - Technical Manager - Web Developer
Skill Level
Learning Spikes - Workshops
2 Days
Related Technologies
Bitbucket | CI/CD | Git | GitLab


Productivity Objectives
  • Understand Git and Git fundamentals
  • Review and edit the commit history
  • Improve your daily workflow
  • Branch, merge, and use remote repositories
  • Understand collaboration best practices as a team
  • Apply Git knowledge to a pre-selected Git platform (GitHub, GitLab, Bitbucket, etc.)

What You'll Learn:

In the Working with Git training course, you'll learn:
  • Introduction to Source Code Management
    • The core principles of change management
    • The power to undo changes
    • Audit trails and investigations
    • Reproducible software
  • Git Introduction and Basics
    • Introduction to Git
    • Trees and commits
    • Configure Git
    • Add, rename, and remove files
  • Reviewing and Editing the Commit History
    • Review the commit history
    • Revision shortcuts
    • Fix mistakes
  • Improving Your Daily Workflow
    • Simplify common commands with aliases
    • Ignore build artifacts
    • Save Changes for Later Use (Stashing)
  • Branching
    • Branch basics
    • List differences between branches
    • Visualize branches
    • Delete branches
    • Tag
  • Merging
    • Merge basics
    • Merge conflicts
    • Merge remote branches
  • Remote Repositories
    • Synchronize objects with remotes
    • Track branches
    • Remote branch management
    • Fork and work with upstreams
  • Collaboration through a platform
    • Introduction to GitHub
    • Git repositories on GitHub
    • Daily workflow
    • Use pull requests and code reviews
  • Project Management & Automation
    • Issues and Branches
    • Hooks (integration with your development workflow)
    • CI/CD with Git
  • History Management
    • Rebase
    • Cherry pick
    • Squash
    • Advanced workflows
  • Workflows/Best Practices
    • Branch strategies
    • Remote strategies
    • Tagging strategies
  • Optional Topics (as time permits)
    • Intro to DevOps w/ Git Migrating from old repositories
    • IDE integrations
    • GUI clients
    • History browsers
“I appreciated the instructor's technique of writing live code examples rather than using fixed slide decks to present the material.”


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