This is a fast-paced, practical course, aimed at developers using version control tools. As you progress, youâll find helpful tips and tricks, as well as useful self-assessment material, exercises, and activities to help you benchmark your progress and reinforce what youâve learned. The activities have been devised to simulate real-world conditions in order to equip you with the necessary skills to accelerate software deployment while still retaining security, portability, and affordability.
LESSON ONE – INTRODUCTION TO VERSION CONTROL
- Defining Version Control
- Navigating GitHub
LESSON TWO – VERSIONING COMMITS
- Introduction to Versioning Commits
LESSON THREE – FETCHING AND DELIVERING CODE
- Fetching the Code
LESSON FOUR – BRANCHES
- Utilizing Workflows
LESSON FIVE – COLLABORATIVE GIT
- Forking the Workflow
- Debugging and Maintenance
LESSON SIX – AUTOMATED TESTING AND RELEASE MANAGEMENT
- Test Automation
- Automated Pull Requests
This course is meant for professional developers who want to migrate from other version control tools, or want to learn more about Git. You will find this course useful and interesting. Prior experience in coding or familiarity with using the bash command-line interface will enable you to easily grasp concepts.
For successful completion of this course, students will require computer systems with the following:
- Processor: Intel Core i3 or equivalent
- Memory: 4 GB RAM
- Storage: 35 GB available space
- Operating System: Linux, Ubuntu, or macOS X
- Browser: Google Chrome (latest version)
- Atom IDE (latest version)
- Git (latest version)
Installation and Setup
Before you start with this course, we’ll install Atom IDE and Git. You will find the steps to install these here.
Installing Atom IDE
- To install Atom IDE, go to https://atom.io/ in your browser.
- Click on Download Windows Installer for Windows, to download the setup file called AtomSetup-x64.exe.
- Run the executable file.
- Add the atom and APM commands to your path.
- Create shortcuts on the desktop and start menu.
- To install Git via the package installer, go to https://git-scm.com/download/linux
- Run the following command: # apt-get install git on the terminal window.
- Enter your password if prompted.