About this Course

Effective use of version control is an important and useful skill for any developer working on long-lived (or even medium-lived) projects, especially if more than one developer is involved. This course, built with input from GitHub, will introduce the basics of using version control by focusing on a particular version control system called Git and a collaboration platform called GitHub.

This course is part of the Front End and Full Stack Nanodegrees..

Course Cost
Free
Timeline
Approx. 3 weeks
Skill Level
beginner
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How to Use Git and GitHub

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Course Leads

Caroline Buckey

Caroline Buckey

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Sarah Spikes

Sarah Spikes

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Prerequisites and Requirements

While this course does not involve programming, students should have some experience with a programming or markup language. Additionally, students should be familiar with navigating the command line. If unfamiliar or if you want a refresher, check out these instructions or this introductory course.

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Why Take This Course

Git is used by many tech companies, and a public GitHub profile serves as a great portfolio for any developer. But more than that, you’ll establish an efficient programming workflow that allows you to:

  • Keep track of multiple versions of a file
  • Track bugs by reverting to previous working versions of a file
  • Seamlessly collaborate with other developers on a project

The use of tools like Git and GitHub is essential for collaborating with other developers in most professional environments.

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