Advanced Git and GitHub

Next Level Skills and Best Practices for Collaboration, Managing Repositories, Advanced Branching, Customization and More

TTDV7555

Intermediate and Beyond

3 Days

Course Overview

Geared for experienced GIT users, Advanced Git and GitHub is a comprehensive hands-on course designed to help you gain deeper insights into Git's architecture, its underlying concepts, behavior, and best practices.

This course combines expert lecture, real-world demonstrations and group discussions with machine-based practical labs and exercises.  Working in a hands-on learning environment led by our expert instructor, you will:

  • Project History
  • Developing with Git and Working with branches
  • Managing Your Worktree
  • Collaborative Development with Git
  • Managing remote repositories
  • Advanced Branching Techniques
  • Merging Changes Together
  • Keeping History Clean
  • Managing Subprojects – Building a Living Framework
  • Customizing and Extending Git
  • Git Administration, Repository Maintenance, Data Recovery and Troubleshooting
  • Git Best Practices

 

Course Objectives

This course combines expert lecture, real-world demonstrations and group discussions with machine-based practical labs and exercises.  Working in a hands-on learning environment led by our expert instructor, you will:

  • Project History
  • Developing with Git and Working with branches
  • Managing Your Worktree
  • Collaborative Development with Git
  • Managing remote repositories
  • Advanced Branching Techniques
  • Merging Changes Together
  • Keeping History Clean
  • Managing Subprojects – Building a Living Framework
  • Customizing and Extending Git
  • Git Administration, Repository Maintenance, Data Recovery and Troubleshooting
  • Git Best Practices

Need different skills or topics?  If your team requires different topics or tools, additional skills or custom approach, this course may be further adjusted to accommodate.  We offer additional Git / GitHub / GitLab, DevOps, containers and other related topics that may be blended with this course for a track that best suits your needs.  Our team can help design the course or learning path that best meets your needs and skills goals.

Course Prerequisites

This class assumes some prior experience with Git, plus basic coding or programming knowledge.

Take Before:

  • TTDV7551        Introduction to GitHub for Developers – 2 days

Please see the Related Courses tab for Pre-Requisite course specifics and links, links to similar courses you might review as an alternative, as well as suggested Next-Step Follow-On Courses and Learning Path recommendations.

 

Course Agenda

Please note that this list of topics is based on our standard course offering, evolved from typical industry uses and trends. We will work with you to tune this course and level of coverage to target the skills you need most.

  1. Exploring Project History
  • Directed Acyclic Graphs
  • Single revision selection
  • Selecting the revision range
  • Searching history
  • History of a file
  • Finding bugs with git bisect
  • Selecting and formatting the git log output
  1. Developing with Git
  • Creating a new commit
  • Working with branches
  1. Managing Your Worktree
  • Ignoring files
  • File attributes
  • Fixing mistakes with the reset command
  • Stashing away your changes
  • Managing worktrees and the staging area
  • Multiple working directories
  1. Collaborative Development with Git
  • Collaborative workflows
  • Managing remote repositories
  • Transport protocols
  • Publishing your changes upstream
  • Chain of trust
  1. Advanced Branching Techniques
  • Types and purposes of branches
  • Branching workflows and release engineering
  • Interacting with branches in remote repositories
  1. Merging Changes Together
  • Methods of combining changes
  • Resolving merge conflicts
  1. Keeping History Clean
  • An introduction to Git internals
  • Rewriting history
  • Amending history without rewriting
  1. Managing Subprojects – Building a Living Framework
  • Managing library and framework dependencies
  • Managing large Git repositories
  1. Customizing and Extending Git
  • Git on the command line
  • Graphical interfaces
  • Configuring Git
  • Automating Git with hooks
  • Extending Git
  1. Git Administration
  • Repository maintenance
  • Data recovery and troubleshooting
  • Git on the server
  • Augmenting development workflows
  1. Git Best Practices
  • Starting a project
  • Working on a project
  • Integrating changes
  • Other recommendations

Course Materials

Student Materials: Each participant will receive a Student Guide with course notes, code samples, software tutorials, step-by-step written lab instructions, diagrams and related reference materials and resource links. Students will also receive the project files (or code, if applicable) and solutions required for the hands-on work. Any courseware of lab materials provided in a cloud (if applicable) will also be made available to you separately.

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