Essential Git
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Essential Git

Why spend hours learning all Git and Github? Learn the parts professional developers use and get on with your coding

About the Book

The book starts assuming you know nothing about Git and step by step explains the theory and introduces each command, progressing in a smooth, logical flow.

At the end of the book you'll participate in an open source project hosted in Github where you will collaborate with other student building a worldwide restaurant guide, where you will need to apply everything you learned in the course.

If you search on the web, you’ll find hundreds of courses, videos and other resources about Git, but it’s work that’s incredibly tedious and leaves more questions than answers. You can also buy a “Pro Git” book and try to learn all of Git as if it was your end goal. The truth is Git is only a very basic utility tool that you shouldn’t be thinking about. You should spend your valuable time learning more productive things, like computer languages. With this book you’ll get that level of comfort, knowing you will be using Git without thinking about it.

The book is divided in 8 sections:

  • Introduction
  • Installing Git
  • Git Fundamentals
  • Starting with Git
  • Git Tools
  • Git Branches and Tags
  • Remote Repositories
  • Git Workflows

Also, at the end of the book, we have a collaborative project that uses all the knowledge from the course and leverages Github as a community platform.

Additionally we’re constantly updating the book, adding lessons thanks to the feedback of our students.

So stop feeling like Git is something complicated. You need this tool to become a successful, professional developer. Git is not hard.

Learn the essential Git and move on the important stuff... like coding.

About the Author

Jorge Escobar
Jorge Escobar

From Zero is an educational project created by Jorge Escobar, a technologist, entrepreneur and open source fanatic with more than 15 years of experience in the development of web applications in New York City.

Jorge has worked in well established companies like Yahoo!, Univision and MongoDB and has also been the technical founding member of various successful tech startups that have received multiple rounds of venture capital.

The biggest problem Jorge has experienced during his career is finding well rounded developers and he interviewed hundreds of them for positions in the teams he was leading. A constant pattern (no matter if candidates came from a good university or had a few years of experience) was the lack of practical, real world knowledge.

That’s why Jorge created From Zero, an educational project that would address those practical knowledge issues through training that builds hands-on experience and equip students with the tools required to be successful in today’s technology business needs.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
    • What is Git?
    • What is Version Control?
    • Types of version control systems
    • Is Git better than other similar tools?
  • Installing Git
    • Installing Git on Windows
    • Installing Git on Mac
    • Checking if Git is installed correctly
  • Git Fundamentals
    • The File Status Lifecycle
    • Visual Workflow
    • Using the terminal
    • Choosing a Code Editor
    • The Atom Editor
  • Starting with Git
    • Basic Operations
    • History of the Project
    • Other Basic Operations
    • Undoing Things
  • Git Branches and Tags
    • The commit history
    • Merging branches
    • Branching in action
    • Merge conflicts
    • Rebasing
    • Interactive rebase
    • Tagging
  • Remote Repositories
    • Setting up a Github account
    • Creating SSH credentials
    • Our first remote repository
    • Remote repository operations
    • Git fetch and Git pull
    • Git remote branches and tags
  • Git Workflows
    • What is a workflow?
    • The importance of code reviews
    • Pull requests
    • Types of Workflows
  • Final Project
    • The Global Restaurant Guide
  • Conclusion

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