About This Course
This course covers the essentials of using the version control system Git. You'll be able to create a new Git repo, commit changes, and review the commit history of an existing repo. You'll also learn how to keep your commits organized using tags and branches and you'll master the art of merging changes by crushing those pesky merge conflicts. Oh no! Was a mistake made along the way? Learn how to edit commits, revert changes, or even delete commits.
Why Take This?
Version control is an incredibly important skill that every developer should master, and Git is one of the most popular version control systems used in the workforce. Whether you're working as a solo developer or working with a team, being able to track the history of a project is paramount. Tracking versions of your code will help you keep a record of progress and allow you to "undo" any blunders that occur along the way. This is incredibly important in a profession where [~96% of developers](http://stackoverflow.com/research/developer-survey-2016#work-teams) say they work on a team of engineers all working on the same code and [~67% of developers](http://stackoverflow.com/research/developer-survey-2016#work-checking-in-code) report having to check-in changes in their code at least once a day.
Prerequisites and Requirements
This course is ideal for developers of all skill levels. Experience with the command line is beneficial, but not required.
Learn how to use Git, a popular Version Control System and essential tool for any developer.