Introduction to GitHub for Developers

Explore GitHub Collaboration, Flow, Branching, Workflows, Repositories & More

TTDV7551

Introductory

2 Days

Course Overview

Introduction to GitHub for Developers is a fast-paced hands-on course that provides students with a solid overview of Git and GitHub the web-based version control repository hosting service. While the examples in this class are related to computer code, GitHub can be used for other content. It offers the complete distributed version control and source code management (SCM) functionality of Git as well as adding its own features. It provides access control and several collaboration features such as bug tracking, feature requests, task management, and wikis for every project.

Working in a hands-on learning environment led by our expert team, students will explore:

  • Getting Started with Collaboration
  • Understanding the GitHub Flow
  • Branching with Git
  • Local Git Configuration
  • Working Locally with Git
  • Collaborating on Your Code
  • Merging Pull Requests
  • Viewing Local Project History
  • Streaming Your Workflow with Aliases
  • Workflow Review Project: GitHub Games
  • Resolving Merge Conflicts
  • Working with Multiple Conflicts
  • Searching for Events in Your Code
  • Reverting Commits
  • Helpful Git Commands
  • Viewing Local Changes
  • Creating a New Local Repository
  • Fixing Commit Mistakes
  • Rewriting History with Git Reset
  • Merge Strategies: Rebase
  • Understanding GitHub Actions
  • Working with Workflows
  • Managing Jobs and Steps within a Workflow
  • Dealing with complex Workflows

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, DevOps, Docker, container, security, programming, and other related topics that may be blended with this course for a track that best suits your needs.

Course Objectives

This course is approximately 50% hands-on, combining 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 team, students will explore:

  • Getting Started with Collaboration
  • Understanding the GitHub Flow
  • Branching with Git
  • Local Git Configuration
  • Working Locally with Git
  • Collaborating on Your Code
  • Merging Pull Requests
  • Viewing Local Project History
  • Streaming Your Workflow with Aliases
  • Workflow Review Project: GitHub Games
  • Resolving Merge Conflicts
  • Working with Multiple Conflicts
  • Searching for Events in Your Code
  • Reverting Commits
  • Helpful Git Commands
  • Viewing Local Changes
  • Creating a New Local Repository
  • Fixing Commit Mistakes
  • Rewriting History with Git Reset
  • Merge Strategies: Rebase
  • Understanding GitHub Actions
  • Working with Workflows
  • Managing Jobs and Steps within a Workflow
  • Dealing with complex Workflows

Course Prerequisites

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

Take Before:

  • TTDV7550        Introduction to Git / Git Quick Start – 1 day

Please see the Related Courses tab for specific Pre-Requisite courses, Related Courses that offer similar skills or topics, and next-step 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. Getting Started with Collaboration
  • What is GitHub?
  • The GitHub Ecosystem
  • What is Git?
  • Exploring a GitHub Repository
  • Using GitHub Issues
  • Activity: Creating A GitHub Issue
  • Using Markdown
  1. Understanding the GitHub Flow
  • The Essential GitHub Workflow
  1. Branching with Git
  • Branching Defined
  • Activity: Creating a Branch with GitHub
  • Introduction
  • Class Diagram
  • Interaction Diagrams
  • Sequence Diagrams
  • Communication Diagrams
  • State Machine Diagrams
  • Activity Diagram
  • Implementation Diagrams
  1. Local Git Configuration
  • Checking your Git version
  • Git Configuration Levels
  • Viewing your configurations
  • Configuring your username and email
  • Configuring autocrif
  1. Working Locally with Git
  • Creating a Local copy of the repo
  • Our favorite Git command: git status
  • Using Branches locally
  • Switching branches
  • Activity: Creating a New File
  • The Two Stage Commit
  1. Collaborating on Your Code
  • Pushing your changes to GitHub
  • Activity: Creating a Pull Request
  • Exploring a Pull Request
  • Activity: Code Review
  1. Merging Pull Requests
  • Merge Explained
  • Merging Your Pull Request
  • Updating Your Local Repository
  • Cleaning Up the Unneeded Branches
  1. Viewing Local Project History
  • Using Git Log
  1. Streaming Your Workflow with Aliases
  • Creating Custom Aliases
  1. Workflow Review Project: GitHub Games
  • User Accounts vs. Organization Accounts
  • Introduction to GitHub Pages
  • What is a Fork?
  • Creating a Fork
  • Workflow Review: Updating the README.md
  1. Resolving Merge Conflicts
  • Local Merge Conflicts
  1. Working with Multiple Conflicts
  • Remote Merge Conflicts
  • Exploring
  1. Searching for Events in Your Code
  • What is Git bisect?
  • Finding the bug in your project
  1. Reverting Commits
  • How Commits are made
  • Safe operations
  • Reverting Commits
  1. Helpful Git Commands
  • Moving and Renaming Files with Git
  • Staging Hunks of Changes
  1. Viewing Local Changes
  • Comparing changes with the Repository
  1. Creating a New Local Repository
  • Initializing a new local repository
  1. Fixing Commit Mistakes
  • Revising your last commit
  1. Rewriting History with Git Reset
  • Understanding reset
  • Reset Modes
  • Reset Soft
  • Reset Mixed
  • Reset Hard
  • Does gone really mean gone?
  1. Getting it Back
  • You just want that one commit
  • Oops, I didn’t mean to reset
  1. Merge Strategies: Rebase
  • About Git rebase
  • Understanding Git Merge Strategies
  • Creating a Linear History
  1.  GitHub Actions
  • Workflows
  • Events
  • Jobs
  • Steps
  • Runners
  1.  Complex Workflows
  • Adding scripts to your workflow
  • Using variables
  • Sharing data between jobs
  • Working with dependencies
  • Working with Services

 

Course Materials

Student Materials: Each participant will receive a digital Student Guide and/or Course Notes, code samples, software tutorials, step-by-step written lab instructions (as applicable), 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.

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