How to Use Git and GitHub

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.

Why Take This?

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.

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](
Learn to use version control, an important tool for any developer. The course will focus on Git, a specific version control system, and GitHub, a collaboration platform.