Introduction to GitLab | GITLab Quick Start

Explore Improving Your Daily Workflow, Branching and Merging, Rebasing, Controlling Access, Remote Repositories & More

TTDV7553

Introductory and Beyond

2 Days

Course Overview

Git and GitLab is distributed, free, and appropriate for development projects in almost any language.  Introduction to GITLab | GITLab Quick Start is a two day, fast-paced hands-on course teaches application developers and others associated with the software development life cycle to use Git, the leading software version control system.

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

  • Introduction to Source Code Management
  • Git and GitLab Introduction and Basics
  • Reviewing and Editing the Commit History
  • Improving Your Daily Workflow
  • Branching
  • Merging
  • Remote Repositories
  • Centralizing and Controlling Access
  • Rebasing
  • Resetting Trees
  • Including External Repositories
  • Git as a Debugging Tool
  • Workflow Management
  • Continuous Integration / Continuous Design (CI/CD)

Optional 3rd Day Topics:

  • Resetting Trees
  • Optional More on Improving Your Daily Workflow
  • Including External Repositories
  • Workflow Management

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:

  • Introduction to Source Code Management
  • Git and GitLab Introduction and Basics
  • Reviewing and Editing the Commit History
  • Improving Your Daily Workflow
  • Branching
  • Merging
  • Remote Repositories
  • Centralizing and Controlling Access
  • Rebasing
  • Resetting Trees
  • Including External Repositories
  • Git as a Debugging Tool
  • Workflow Management
  • Continuous Integration / Continuous Design (CI/CD)

Optional 3rd Day Topics:

  • Resetting Trees
  • Optional More on Improving Your Daily Workflow
  • Including External Repositories
  • Workflow Management

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 Prerequisites

Attending students should have a basic understanding of application development principles, as well as basic Linux skills, including familiarity with command-line options such as ls, cd, cp, and su

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. This course can be taught in 2 or 3 days. Please see optional lessons below for details.

  1. Introduction to Source Code Management
  • The Core Principles of Change Management
  • The Power to Undo Changes
  • Audit Trails and Investigations
  • Reproducible Software
  • Changing code-hosting platform
  • Moving from another version control system
  1. Git and GitLab Introduction and Basics
  • Introduction to Git
  • GitFlow
  • GitLab Flow
  • Trees and Commits
  • Configuring Git
  • Adding, Renaming, and Removing Files
  1. Reviewing and Editing the Commit History
  • Reviewing the Commit History
  • Revision Shortcuts
  • Fixing Mistakes
  1. Improving Your Daily Workflow
  • Simplifying Common Commands with Aliases
  • Ignoring Build Artifacts
  • Saving Changes for Later Use (Stashing)
  1. Branching
  • Branching Basics
  • Listing Differences Between Branches
  • Visualizing Branches
  • Deleting Branches
  • Tagging
  1. Merging
  • Merging Basics
  • Merge Conflicts
  • Merging Remote Branches
  1. Remote Repositories
  • Remote Repositories
  • Synchronizing Objects with Remotes
  • Tracking Branches
  1. Centralizing and Controlling Access
  • Introduction to GitLab
  • Git Repositories on GitLab
  • Daily Workflow
  1. Reviewing Branching and Merging
  • Branch Review
  • Merging Basics
  1. Rebasing
  • Rebasing Basics
  • Rebasing with Local Branches
  • Rebasing with Remote Branches
  • Interactive Rebasing
  • Squashing Commits
  • Getting Out of Trouble
  1. Git as a Debugging Tool
  • Using the Blame Command to See File History
  • Performing a Binary Search
  1. Continuous Integration / Continuous Design (CI/CD)
  • How to install GitLab Runner
  • Adding to our example project
  • Breaking down .gitlab-ci.yml
  • Adding .gitlab-ci.yml to our example project
  • Deconstructing an advanced .gitlab-ci.yml file
  • GitLab CI/CD web UI

Optional Day Three Topics

  1. Optional: Resetting Trees
  • Introduction to Resetting
  • Resetting Branch Pointers
  • Resetting Branches and the Index
  • Resetting the Working Directory
  • Making Good Use of the Reset Command
  1. Optional More on Improving Your Daily Workflow
  • Interactively Staging Changes
  1. Optional: Including External Repositories
  • Submodules
  • Subtrees
  • Choosing Between Submodules and Subtrees
  1. Workflow Management
  • Branch Management

 

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.

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