The Beginner's Guide to GitHub
The Beginner's Guide to GitHub
The Beginner's Guide to GitHub

About the Book

You have heard about git and GitHub and want to know what the buzz is about. That is what I am here to tell you. Or, at least, I am here to give you a quick overview of what you can do with git and GitHub. I won’t be able, in the space here, to give you an exhaustive list of features—in all honesty, I don’t know enough myself to be able to claim expertise with these tools. I am only a frequent user, but I can get you started and give you some pointers for where to learn more. That is what this booklet is for.

About the Author

Thomas Mailund
Thomas Mailund

I am an associate professor in bioinformatics at Aarhus University, Denmark. My background in math and computer science but for the last decade my main focus has been on genetics and evolutionary studies, particularly comparative genomics, speciation, and gene flow between emerging species.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Why version control?
  3. Getting started
  4. Working with repositories
  5. Branching and merging
  6. Collaboration
  7. Ecosystem
  8. Conclusions

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