What you'll learn
Learn the key concepts of the Git source control system
Install git on Windows, MacOS and Linux
Install the slick visual tool SourceTree on Windows, MacOS and Linux
Be aware of other visual tools including GitKracken and GitHub Desktop
Use .gitignore files intelligently to track only what matters
Create "feature branches" to allow you to explore new ideas safely
"Push" your work to GitHub or BitBucket for backup & sharing
Understand how to use the command line when necessary
Understand more about how the tool you use really works by watching file changes
Be prepared to collaborate on your project with others professionally
Admin rights on your computer
Basic computer skills including installing software
Some coding experience enhances the experience, but isn't necessary
Want to learn Git without falling asleep? You're in the right place!
Learning version control can be tricky and boring, we're here to make it easy and fun. Using game development as the example project, we'll be showing step-by-step how to get into git (get it?).
By the end of the course you'll have an indispensable tool, that will allow you to...
- Protect your valuable work using git version control.
- Explore creative options using Atlassian's SourceTree & the terminal / command line.
- Backup efficiently to the Internet, specifically GitHub but GitLab and BitBucket are mentioned.
- Learn all the common version control workflows that you'll need day-to-day.
- Lay the foundations for collaboration with others.
You won't only be learning the science of version control, but the art too. For example you'll learn common usage patterns that keep your live simple, and even how to setup your online portfolio to show your work in the best light.
Your instructor Ben Tristem is the founder of GameDev tv, and has taught 100,000s of students to code and use creative software from scratch, so you're in good hands. No prior experience of version control, git, or coding required.
We'll be covering Windows, however MacOS and Linux users can also follow along with a little modification.
Get plugged into our communities of amazing developers on Facebook (nearly 20k), in our own TA-curated Community (17k views/day), and our student chat group (10k live at any one time).
Let's dive in and get this mini super-power learnt in no time!
Who this course is for:
- Anyone specifically interested in learning Git
- Anyone interested in using "source control", or "version control"
- Unity and other game developers who want to version their work
- Freelancers and creatives who want to learn a super-solid new tool
About the instructor
Hi, I’m Ben. I have a degree in computing from Imperial College London, and a physics diploma from the Open University.
I started working for myself at the age of 15, and never looked back. I explored careers as varied as being a commercial pilot, stunt-man, rock climbing instructor, and more. None of these provided a continued challenge, and stable income in the same way technology does.
After building and selling a home computer support business, I became an angel investor and business mentor here in Cambridge UK. I fell in love with teaching game development through one of my investments, and I now spend all of my time sharing my passion with people like you.
I can’t wait to help you experience the fulfilment, and financial freedom, that having a deep understanding of technology brings.
So why not start learning to make games with me and my team now?
See you soon!