Git Essential Training: The Basics

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    Learn how to use Git, the popular open-source version control software, to manage the source code for almost any project. In this course, Kevin Skoglund explores the fundamental concepts behind version control systems and the Git architecture. Using a step-by-step approach, he shows how to install Git and presents the commands that enable efficient code management. Learn how to add, change, and delete files in the repository; view a log of previous commits; and compare versions of a file. Plus, see how to undo changes to files and ignore certain files in a Git repository.

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      Kevin Skoglund

      Nova Fabrica

      Kevin Skoglund builds custom web solutions at Nova Fabrica and teaches web development at LinkedIn Learning.

      Kevin Skoglund is the founder of Nova Fabrica, a web development agency specialized in delivering custom, scalable solutions using Ruby on Rails, PHP, SQL, and related technologies. Nova Fabrica clients include An Event Apart, Atlas Carpet Mills, Consulate Film, Gregorius|Pineo, Maharam, Oakley, and The Bold Italic. Kevin is a lynda.com author with over 15 years of teaching and web development experience.

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  • Use Git version control software to manage project code

    - [Kevin] Using Git as a source code management tool has become an essential skill for all web developers. Git helps you to manage the code in a project as you develop new features, helps to find and fix problems, and simplifies collaboration with other developers, whether they're in your office, or around the world. In this course, we will begin with the basics. We'll learn to install Git and understand its fundamental concepts. Then we'll cover the essential techniques you need to add files to a Git repository, to track changes to those files over time, and to view and compare previous versions of the files. Our goal is to become comfortable with the most common actions in Git so that you can use them effortlessly. I'm Kevin Skoglund. I'm a web developer who's been writing code for over 15 years, and I've been using Git for over 10 years. Git has helped me manage complex projects, and I firmly believe, helps me to write better code too. Whether your goal is to manage your own code…

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