Git and GitHub for Beginners: From start to star you own this product

Navigate and thrive in Git and GitHub by learning essentials of repositories, branches, and Command-Line tools

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Welcome to this immersive course designed to take you from a basic understanding to a proficient level in using Git and GitHub, two of the most essential tools in modern software development.

This course begins by laying a solid foundation with an introduction to the core concepts of version control, the significance of Git and GitHub in the development world, and the differences between them. We dive into why these tools are indispensable for developers, ensuring even absolute beginners grasp the basics.

We then progress to practical aspects, guiding you through installations and account setups. You'll learn how to install Git, set up a GitHub account, and configure necessary tools like Visual Studio Code. This practical approach ensures you're not just learning concepts but also applying them in real-world scenarios.

The heart of the course lies in mastering the basics of GitHub. You'll explore how to create and manage repositories, understand branching, make pull requests, address issues, and more. We also delve into the Git Command Line Interface (CLI), teaching you essential commands and how to use Git for effective version control.

Advanced topics are not left out. We'll introduce you to GitHub Desktop, Git Bash, GitHub Extensions, and the innovative GitHub Copilot. By the end of this course, you'll have a comprehensive understanding of Git and GitHub, equipped to handle code in a collaborative environment with ease and confidence.

Whether you're a beginner programmer, a project manager, or just passionate about coding, this course will provide the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in your coding journey.

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This course was created independently by Meta Brains and is distributed by Manning through our exclusive liveVideo platform.


  • Familiarity with programming concepts
  • No prior Git or GitHub experience required

what you will learn

  • Differentiate Git from GitHub and understand the distinct roles of Git and GitHub in version control and collaboration
  • Learn to create and manage repositories, branches, pull requests, and issues on GitHub
  • Gain expertise in using Git commands for repository management and project version control
  • Add, commit, and push projects using Git and GitHub
  • Explore GitHub's additional tools such as Desktop GitHub, Git Bash, GitHub Extensions, and GitHub Copilot
  • Understand how to effectively use GitHub for issue tracking and resolution
  • Attain a holistic understanding of GitHub's functionalities and best practices

about the instructor

Meta Brains is a professional training brand developed by a team of software developers and finance professionals who have a passion for coding, finance, and Excel. They bring together professional and educational experiences to create world-class training programs accessible to everyone. Currently, they're focused on the next great revolution in computing: the metaverse. Their ultimate objective is to train the next generation of talent so we can code and build the metaverse together.

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