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What you will learn

  • Understand why version control is a fundamental tool for coding and collaboration

  • Install and run Git on your local machine

  • Use and interact with GitHub

  • Collaborate with others through remote repositories

Skills you will gain

Using GitVersion Control SystemsInteracting with GitHubReverting ChangesCreating Pull Requests
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week 1

5 hours to complete

Introduction to Version Control

5 hours to complete
16 videos (Total 74 min), 6 readings, 4 quizzes
16 videos
Intro to Module 1: Version Control3m
Keeping Historical Copies2m
Diffing Files4m
Applying Changes5m
Practical Application of diff and patch5m
What is version control?3m
Version Control and Automation4m
What is Git?3m
Installing Git3m
Installing Git on Windows (Optional)7m
First Steps with Git4m
Tracking Files5m
The Basic Git Workflow6m
Anatomy of a Commit Message4m
Module 1 Wrap Up: Intro to Version Control2m
6 readings
Welcome to the Course10m
diff and patch Cheat Sheet10m
More Information About Git10m
Installing Git10m
Initial Git Cheat Sheet10m
How to Log in to Qwiklabs10m
3 practice exercises
Practice Quiz: Before Version Control25m
Practice Quiz: Version Control Systems25m
Practice Quiz: Using Git25m

Week 2

4 hours to complete

Using Git Locally

4 hours to complete
14 videos (Total 60 min), 3 readings, 4 quizzes
14 videos
Skipping the Staging Area4m
Getting More Information About Our Changes6m
Deleting and Renaming Files4m
Undoing Changes Before Committing5m
Amending Commits4m
Identifying a Commit6m
What is a branch?3m
Creating New Branches4m
Working with Branches3m
Merge Conflicts6m
Module 2 Wrap Up: Using Git Locally1m
3 readings
Advanced Git Cheat Sheet10m
Git Revert Cheat Sheet10m
Git Branches and Merging Cheat Sheet10m
3 practice exercises
Practice Quiz: Advanced Git Interaction25m
Practice Quiz: Undoing Things25m
Practice Quiz: Branching & Merging25m

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Working with Remotes

4 hours to complete
13 videos (Total 61 min), 3 readings, 4 quizzes
13 videos
What is GitHub?2m
Basic Interaction with GitHub6m
What is a remote?4m
Working with Remotes3m
Fetching New Changes3m
Updating the Local Repository3m
The Pull-Merge-Push Workflow7m
Pushing Remote Branches8m
Rebasing Your Changes4m
Another Rebasing Example8m
Best Practices for Collaboration4m
Module 3 Wrap Up: Working with Remotes1m
3 readings
Basic Interaction with GitHub Cheat-Sheet10m
Git Remotes Cheat-Sheet10m
Conflict Resolution Cheat Sheet10m
3 practice exercises
Practice Quiz: Introduction to GitHub25m
Practice Quiz: Using a Remote Repository25m
Practice Quiz: Solving Conflicts25m

Week 4

4 hours to complete


4 hours to complete
14 videos (Total 61 min), 3 readings, 4 quizzes
14 videos
A Simple Pull Request on GitHub5m
The Typical Pull Request Workflow on GitHub7m
Updating an Existing Pull Request4m
Squashing Changes6m
What are code reviews?4m
The Code Review Workflow3m
How to Use Code Reviews in GitHub5m
Managing Collaboration4m
Tracking Issues8m
Continuous Integration5m
Module 4 Wrap Up: Collaboration1m
Sneak Peek of the Next Course1m
3 readings
Git Fork and Pull Request Cheat Sheet10m
More Information on Code Reviews10m
Additional Tools10m
3 practice exercises
Practice Quiz: Pull Requests25m
Practice Quiz: Code Reviews25m
Practice Quiz: Managing Collaboration25m



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