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Learn Git by Doing: A step-by-step guide to version control

16,269 Enrolled Students

Course Features

Partner
Level
beginner
Start Date
Duration
1 year
Access
Full lifetime access
Certificate
Certificate of completion

Learn Git by Doing: A step-by-step guide to version control

16,269 Enrolled Students

What you'll learn

  • Track and Modify projects using Git
  • Revert/Reset their project to a previous version
  • Create multiple versions of a project and merge them together
  • Collaborate and share projects using Github
  • Understand when and why to use Git and/or Github for version control on a project
  • Recognize when to use what Git command in the terminal
  • Use advanced git commands for more complex tracking and editing scenarios

Requirements

  • You should be familiar with navigating through the folders of your computer and creating and modifying text files
  • Access to be able to download and install software on your computer

Description

Learn Git By Doing

This course is designed to get students working with Git and Github as soon as possible. By the end of the course students will have hands-on experience working with Git and Github and will be able to use Version Control on any project.

Course Principles

  1. Learn By Doing -- We believe that the best way to learn is by doing. That is why all of the core videos are designed for you to be able to follow along and reinforce the concepts taught in the video by actually typing along.
  2. 80/20 Rule -- With most technologies it takes 20% of the knowledge about the technology to be able to accomplish 80% of the tasks you need to do with that technology. Therefore it’s important to start by learning that crucial 20% that allows you to get up and running with the technology quickly. We still believe that you should learn the rest as well so we’ve included that material in the Advanced Topics section and continue to add to it.
  3. I do, We do, You do -- We believe that the best way to learn a new technology is to first observe how it is used, then code along with someone, and finally use the technology yourself. This is why we have our videos along with assignments throughout the course that allow you to solidify what you learned from following along.

Course Structure

The course is split into two main sections: Core Competencies and Advanced Topics.

Within the Core Competencies we first go over using the Terminal for students who have absolutely no experience with the Terminal (this section can easily be skipped by those who already feel comfortable interacting with the Terminal). We teach students how to navigate their folder structure and create files and folders. We then jump straight into Git and teach students how to create repositories and commit changes. We then teach students how to “go back in time” with resetting and reverting before moving on to branching and merging. After teaching the basics of Git we add in Github to show students how to interact with a remote repository and then we go over the proper workflow for collaborating using a remote repository.

After going through the Core Competencies we feel that the student will have a solid foundation to be able to use Git with collaborators on 80% of the tasks they may need to tackle.

In the Advanced Topics section we periodically add content on some more advanced aspects of git including Rebasing, Stashing, advanced Merge scenarios, etc. to make sure that students always have a place to learn the advanced concepts that they may not see too often but still need to know.

Sign up for the course and Learn Git Today!

Who this course is for:

  • This Git & Github course is for developers, designers, product managers, students, teachers, etc. who are interested in learning how to use a version control system to track, modify, and share content in projects

Instructors

About the instructor

Codingdojo, Inc.

Coding Dojo is a Coding Boot Camp that provides Online, Onsite and Hybrid immersive training environments for everyone and anyone. At Coding Dojo, students quickly learn to code and think like software engineers and develop web applications as an end result. We cover HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, MVC, Ruby on Rails, MySQL, OOP, and much more. Our students receive mentored guidance, quick feedback and curated course content, all while building real applications and solving real problems.

Since 2010, our commitment to quality has produced a polished curriculum and well–rounded course structure, which we continue to improve with every new cohort. Given the rapid growth of technology, our staff believes that our school must act likewise: to be adaptive, versatile, and most of all highly relevant.

Coding Dojo graduates go on to work in a range of developer roles at world-class companies including REI, IBM, Microsoft and Plantronics, and also play key roles in fast-growing start-ups.

Campuses in Seattle, Los Angeles, Silicon Valley, and Dallas.

Ketul “Jay” Patel  teaches at CodingDojo and consults for companies in the Bay Area on tech-related issues. At CodingDojo, Jay teaches and practices web development and specializes in Javascript, Python, and iOS.

Having grown up in Silicon Valley Jay has been exposed to development for as long as he can remember. Jay started developing as a kid building simple yet addictive games. Attending college at the University of California, Irvine, Jay majored in business with an emphasis in finance and worked briefly in investment management before returning to Silicon Valley to practice web development.

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What you’ll learn

  • Track and Modify projects using Git
  • Revert/Reset their project to a previous version
  • Create multiple versions of a project and merge them together
  • Collaborate and share projects using Github
  • Understand when and why to use Git and/or Github for version control on a project
  • Recognize when to use what Git command in the terminal
  • Use advanced git commands for more complex tracking and editing scenarios

Requirements

  • You should be familiar with navigating through the folders of your computer and creating and modifying text files
  • Access to be able to download and install software on your computer

Description

Learn Git By Doing

This course is designed to get students working with Git and Github as soon as possible. By the end of the course students will have hands-on experience working with Git and Github and will be able to use Version Control on any project.

Course Principles

  1. Learn By Doing — We believe that the best way to learn is by doing. That is why all of the core videos are designed for you to be able to follow along and reinforce the concepts taught in the video by actually typing along.
  2. 80/20 Rule — With most technologies it takes 20% of the knowledge about the technology to be able to accomplish 80% of the tasks you need to do with that technology. Therefore it’s important to start by learning that crucial 20% that allows you to get up and running with the technology quickly. We still believe that you should learn the rest as well so we’ve included that material in the Advanced Topics section and continue to add to it.
  3. I do, We do, You do — We believe that the best way to learn a new technology is to first observe how it is used, then code along with someone, and finally use the technology yourself. This is why we have our videos along with assignments throughout the course that allow you to solidify what you learned from following along.

Course Structure

The course is split into two main sections: Core Competencies and Advanced Topics.

Within the Core Competencies we first go over using the Terminal for students who have absolutely no experience with the Terminal (this section can easily be skipped by those who already feel comfortable interacting with the Terminal). We teach students how to navigate their folder structure and create files and folders. We then jump straight into Git and teach students how to create repositories and commit changes. We then teach students how to “go back in time” with resetting and reverting before moving on to branching and merging. After teaching the basics of Git we add in Github to show students how to interact with a remote repository and then we go over the proper workflow for collaborating using a remote repository.

After going through the Core Competencies we feel that the student will have a solid foundation to be able to use Git with collaborators on 80% of the tasks they may need to tackle.

In the Advanced Topics section we periodically add content on some more advanced aspects of git including Rebasing, Stashing, advanced Merge scenarios, etc. to make sure that students always have a place to learn the advanced concepts that they may not see too often but still need to know.

Sign up for the course and Learn Git Today!

Who this course is for:

  • This Git & Github course is for developers, designers, product managers, students, teachers, etc. who are interested in learning how to use a version control system to track, modify, and share content in projects