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GitHub for Developers Course Outline

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This 1-day class provides an overview of Git and GitHub the web-based version control repository hosting service. While the examples in this class are related to computer code, GitHub can be used for other content. It offers all of the distributed version control and source code management (SCM) functionality of Git as well as adding its own features. It provides access control and several collaboration features such as bug tracking, feature requests, task management, and wikis for every project.

This class assumes some prior experience with Git and Github or attendance of the Github Introduction class:
Github Introduction

Course Outline

Getting Started With Collaboration
What is GitHub?
The GitHub Ecosystem
What is Git?
Exploring a GitHub Repository
Using GitHub Issues
Activity: Creating A GitHub Issue
Using Markdown

Understanding the GitHub Flow
The Essential GitHub Workflow

Branching with Git
Branching Defined
Activity: Creating A Branch with GitHub

Local Git Configuration
Checking Your Git Version
Git Configuration Levels
Viewing Your Configurations
Configuring Your User Name and Email
Configuring autocrlf

Working Locally with Git
Creating a Local Copy of the repo
Our Favorite Git command: git status
Using Branches locally
Switching Branches
Activity: Creating a New File
The Two Stage Commit

Collaborating on Your Code
Pushing Your Changes to GitHub
Activity: Creating a Pull Request
Exploring a Pull Request
Activity: Code Review

Editing Files on GitHub
Editing a File on GitHub
Committing Changes on GitHub

Merging Pull Requests
Merge Explained
Merging Your Pull Request
Updating Your Local Repository
Cleaning Up the Unneeded Branches

Viewing Local Project History
Using Git Log

Streamlining Your Workflow with Aliases
Creating Custom Aliases

Workflow Review Project: GitHub Games
User Accounts vs. Organization Accounts
Introduction to GitHub Pages
What is a Fork?
Creating a Fork
Workflow Review: Updating the README.md

Resolving Merge Conflicts
Local Merge Conflicts

Working with Multiple Remotes
Remote Merge Conflicts

Searching for Events in Your Code
What is git bisect?
Finding the Bug in Our Project

Reverting Commits
How Commits Are Made
Safe Operations
Reverting Commits

Helpful Git Commands
Moving and Renaming Files with Git
Staging Hunks of Changes

Viewing Local Changes
Comparing Changes within the Repository

Creating a New Local Repository
Initializing a New Local Repository

Fixing Commit Mistakes
Revising Your Last Commit

Rewriting History with Git Reset
Understanding Reset
Reset Modes
Reset Soft
Reset Mixed
Reset Hard
Does Gone Really Mean Gone?

Getting it Back
You Just Want That One Commit
Oops, I Didnít Mean to Reset

Merge Strategies: Rebase
About Git rebase
Understanding Git Merge Strategies
Creating a Linear History

Appendix A: Talking About Workflows
Discussion Guide: Team Workflows
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