The Git Github Bootcamp

Master the essentials and the tricky bits: rebasing, squashing, stashing, reflogs, blobs, trees, & more!
The Git Github Bootcamp
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8.63 GB
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17h 3m



Colt Steele


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The Git Github Bootcamp

What you’ll learn

Understand how Git works behind the scenes
Explain the difference Git objects: trees, blobs, commits, and annotated tags
Master the essential Git workflow: adding & committing
Work with Git branches
Perform Git merges and resolve merge conflicts
Use Git diff to reveal changes over time
Master Git stashing
Undo changes using git restore, git revert, and git reset
Work with local and remote repositories
Master collaboration workflows: pull requests, “fork & clone”, etc.
Squash, clean up, and rewrite history using interactive rebase
Retrieve “lost” work using git reflogs
Write custom and powerful Git aliases
Mark releases and versions using Git tags
Host static websites using Github Pages
Create markdown READMEs
Share code and snippets using Github Gists

The Git Github Bootcamp


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The following sentence is annoying, but also true: the best time to learn Git was yesterday. Fortunately, the second best time is today!  Git is an essential tool for work in any code-related field, from data science to game development to machine learning.  This course covers everything you need to know to start using Git and Github in the real-world today!The course’s 20+ sections are broken down into four separate units:Git Essentials Next Level GitGithub & CollaborationThe Tricky BitsWe start off with Git Essentials.  The goal of this unit is to give you all the essential Git tools you need for daily use.  We start off talking about version control software, what it is, why it matters, and the history of Git.  Then we install Git and run through the Unix commands you’ll need to work with Git (you can skip this if you’re already familiar).  The bulk of this unit is focused on teaching the core Git mechanics like committing and branching and the associated concepts: the working directory, the repository, the staging area, etc.    We cover Git commands including: git init, git add, git commit, git status, git log, git branch, and git merge.  We end with a detailed look at branching, merging, and resolving conflicts. Then we move on to out Next Level Git unit, where we cover additional commands and Git concepts that are extremely useful, but maybe not as “core” as the Git Essentials.  We start with a comprehensive look at the gif diff command and the various comparisons that we can make between commits, branches, the working directory, the staging area, and more!  We pay special attention to reading and parsing the dense output generated by diffs.  Then we shift our focus to stashing with the git stash command, a “convenience command” that many users love incorporating into their Git workflow.  Finally, we dive deep into undoing changes and time traveling with Git.  We learn how to revisit earlier work, detach and re-attach HEAD, and discard changes.  We cover git commands that help us undo changes including git checkout, git restore, git reset, and git revert.Next up, we change gears to focus on Github & Collaboration.  We start by exploring Github (and similar tools) that host remote repositories and discussing the benefits they provide.  We create our own Github repositories and sync up changes between our remote and local repositories using the git push, git pull, and git fetch commands.  We then focus on commonly used collaboration workflows that students may encounter in the real world: feature branching, pull requests, forking & cloning, and more! We discuss contributing to open source projects and configuring Github repositories for collaboration. We also spend some time learning about useful Github features including Github Gists and Github Pages for free static hosting.The last unit in the course, The Tricky Bits, is really just a collection of useful Git command and advanced topics.  We start by covering one of the “scarier” Git commands: rebasing!  We discuss the potential benefits and pitfalls of rebasing and compare it to merging.  Then we learn how to clean up our Git history by rewording, editing, dropping, and squashing commits using the interactive rebase command.  Next, we discuss Git tags (lightweight and annotated tags) semantic versioning and tagging workflows.  After that, we move on to a deep dive into the inner workings of Git.  We discuss the files and folders Git uses internally, the role of hashing functions in Git, and the role of Git objects (blobs, trees, etc.). Next, we talk about reference logs and the git reflog command.  Specifically, we learn how we can use reflogs to rescue “lost” commits and undo rebases.  Finally, we learn how to write custom and powerful Git aliases!Throughout the course, you’ll find tons and tons of diagrams and visual references I’ve created to try and explain Git.  The course also includes exercises I’ve tested on my in-person students, to give you an opportunity to practice the concepts in the course along the way.  If you are reading this sentence, I congratulate you on making it this far 🙂 I hope you enjoy the course!


Section 1: Course Orientation

Lecture 1 Welcome To The Course!

Lecture 2 Join Our Community!

Lecture 3 What The Course Covers

Lecture 4 A Note On The Exercises

Lecture 5 Accessing The Slides & Diagrams

Section 2: Introducing…Git!

Lecture 6 What Really Matters In This Section

Lecture 7 What Exactly Is Git?

Lecture 8 Visualizing Git

Lecture 9 A Quick History Of Git

Lecture 10 Who Uses Git?

Lecture 11 Git Vs. Github: What’s The Difference?

Section 3: Installation & Setup

Lecture 12 What Really Matters In This Section

Lecture 13 Installing Git: Terminal Vs. GUIs

Lecture 14 WINDOWS Git Installation

Lecture 15 MAC Git Installation

Lecture 16 Configuring Your Git Name & Email

Lecture 17 Installing GitKraken (Our GUI)

Lecture 18 Terminal Crash Course: Introduction

Lecture 19 Terminal Crash Course: Navigation

Lecture 20 Terminal Crash Course: Creating Files & Folders

Lecture 21 Terminal Crash Course: Deleting Files & Folders

Section 4: The Very Basics Of Git: Adding & Committing

Lecture 22 What Really Matters In This Section

Lecture 23 What Is A Git Repo?

Lecture 24 Our First Commands: Git Init and Git Status

Lecture 25 The Mysterious .Git Folder

Lecture 26 A Common Early Git Mistake

Lecture 27 The Committing Workflow Overview

Lecture 28 Staging Changes With Git Add

Lecture 29 Finally, The Git Commit Command!

Lecture 30 The Git Log Command (And More Committing)

Lecture 31 Committing Exercise

Section 5: Commits In Detail (And Related Topics)

Lecture 32 What Really Matters In This Section

Lecture 33 Navigating The Git Documentation

Lecture 34 Keeping Your Commits Atomic

Lecture 35 Commit Messages: Present Or Past Tense?

Lecture 36 Escaping VIM & Configuring Git’s Default Editor

Lecture 37 A Closer Look At The Git Log Command

Lecture 38 Committing With A GUI

Lecture 39 Fixing Mistakes With Amend

Lecture 40 Ignoring Files w/ .gitignore

Section 6: Working With Branches

Lecture 41 What Really Matters In This Section

Lecture 42 Introducing Branches

Lecture 43 The Master Branch (Or Is It Main?)

Lecture 44 What On Earth Is HEAD?

Lecture 45 Viewing All Branches With Git Branch

Lecture 46 Creating & Switching Branches

Lecture 47 More Practice With Branching

Lecture 48 Another Option: Git Checkout Vs. Git Switch

Lecture 49 Switching Branches With Unstaged Changes?

Lecture 50 Deleting & Renaming Branches

Lecture 51 How Git Stores HEAD & Branches

Lecture 52 Branching Exercise

Section 7: Merging Branches, Oh Boy!

Lecture 53 What Really Matters In This Section

Lecture 54 An Introduction To Merging

Lecture 55 Performing A Fast Forward Merge

Lecture 56 Visualizing Merges

Lecture 57 Generating Merge Commits

Lecture 58 Oh No! Merge Conflicts!

Lecture 59 Resolving Merge Conflicts

Lecture 60 Using VSCode To Resolve Conflicts

Lecture 61 Merging Exercise

Section 8: Comparing Changes With Git Diff

Lecture 62 What Really Matters In This Section

Lecture 63 Introducing The Git Diff Command

Lecture 64 A Guide To Reading Diffs

Lecture 65 Viewing Unstaged Changes

Lecture 66 Viewing Working Directory Changes

Lecture 67 Viewing Staged Changes

Lecture 68 Diffing Specific Files

Lecture 69 Comparing Changes Across Branches

Lecture 70 Comparing Changes Across Commits

Lecture 71 Visualizing Diffs With GUIs

Lecture 72 Diff Exercise

Section 9: The Ins and Outs of Stashing

Lecture 73 What Really Matters In This Section

Lecture 74 Why We Need Git Stash

Lecture 75 Stashing Basics: Git Stash Save & Pop

Lecture 76 Practicing With Git Stash

Lecture 77 Git Stash Apply

Lecture 78 Working With Multiple Stashes

Lecture 79 Dropping & Clearing The Stash

Lecture 80 Stashing Exercise

Section 10: Undoing Changes & Time Traveling

Lecture 81 What Really Matters In This Section

Lecture 82 Checking Out Old Commits

Lecture 83 Re-Attaching Our Detached HEAD!

Lecture 84 Referencing Commits Relative to HEAD

Lecture 85 Discarding Changes With Git Checkout

Lecture 86 Un-Modifying With Git Restore

Lecture 87 Un-Staging Changes With Git Restore

Lecture 88 Undoing Commits With Git Reset

Lecture 89 Reverting Commits With…Git Revert

Lecture 90 Undoing Changes Exercise

Section 11: Github: The Basics

Lecture 91 What Really Matters In This Section

Lecture 92 What Does Github Do For Us?

Lecture 93 Why You Should Use Github!

Lecture 94 Cloning Github Repos With Git Clone

Lecture 95 Cloning Non-Github Repos

Lecture 96 Github Setup: SSH Config

Lecture 97 Creating Our First Github Repo!

Lecture 98 A Crash Course on Git Remotes

Lecture 99 Introducing Git Push

Lecture 100 Touring A Github Repo

Lecture 101 Practice With Git Push

Lecture 102 A Closer Look At Git Push

Lecture 103 What does “git push -u” mean?

Lecture 104 Another Github Workflow: Cloning First

Lecture 105 Main & Master: Github Default Branches

Lecture 106 Github Basics Exercise

Section 12: Fetching & Pulling

Lecture 107 What Really Matters In This Section

Lecture 108 Remote Tracking Branches: WTF Are They?

Lecture 109 Checking Out Remote Tracking Branches

Lecture 110 Working With Remote Branches

Lecture 111 Git Fetch: The Basics

Lecture 112 Demonstrating Git Fetch

Lecture 113 Git Pull: The Basics

Lecture 114 Git Pull & Merge Conflicts

Lecture 115 A Shorter Syntax For Git Pull?

Section 13: Github Grab Bag: Odds & Ends

Lecture 116 What Really Matters In This Section

Lecture 117 Github Repo Visibility: Public Vs. Private

Lecture 118 Adding Github Collaborators

Lecture 119 Github Collaboration Demo

Lecture 120 What are READMEs?

Lecture 121 A Markdown Crash Course

Lecture 122 Adding a README To A Project

Lecture 123 Creating Github Gists

Lecture 124 Introducing Github Pages

Lecture 125 Github Pages Demo

Section 14: Git Collaboration Workflows

Lecture 126 What Really Matters In This Section

Lecture 127 The Pitfalls Of A Centralized Workflow

Lecture 128 Centralized Workflow Demonstration

Lecture 129 The All-Important Feature Branch Workflow

Lecture 130 Feature Branch Workflow Demo

Lecture 131 Merging Feature Branches

Lecture 132 Introducing Pull Requests

Lecture 133 Making Our First Pull Request

Lecture 134 Merging Pull Requests With Conflicts

Lecture 135 Configuring Branch Protection Rules

Lecture 136 Introducing Forking

Lecture 137 Forking Demonstration

Lecture 138 The Fork & Clone Workflow

Lecture 139 Fork & Clone Workflow Demonstration

Section 15: Rebasing: The Scariest Git Command?

Lecture 140 What Really Matters In This Section

Lecture 141 Why is Rebasing Scary? Is it?

Lecture 142 Comparing Merging & Rebasing

Lecture 143 Rebase Demo Pt 1: Setup & Merging

Lecture 144 Rebasing Demo Pt 2: Actually Rebasing

Lecture 145 The Golden Rule: When NOT to Rebase

Lecture 146 Handling Conflicts & Rebasing

Section 16: Cleaning Up History With Interactive Rebase

Lecture 147 What Really Matters In This Section

Lecture 148 Introducing Interactive Rebase

Lecture 149 Rewording Commits With Interactive Rebase

Lecture 150 Fixing Up & Squashing Commits With Interactive Rebase

Lecture 151 Dropping Commits With Interactive Rebase

Section 17: Git Tags: Marking Important Moments In History

Lecture 152 What Really Matters In This Section

Lecture 153 The Idea Behind Git Tags

Lecture 154 A Side Note On Semantic Versioning

Lecture 155 Viewing & Searching Tags

Lecture 156 Comparing Tags With Git Diff

Lecture 157 Creating Lightweight Tags

Lecture 158 Creating Annotated Tags

Lecture 159 Tagging Previous Commits

Lecture 160 Replacing Tags With Force

Lecture 161 Deleting Tags

Lecture 162 IMPORTANT: Pushing Tags

Section 18: Git Behind The Scenes – Hashing & Objects

Lecture 163 What Really Matters In This Section

Lecture 164 Working With The Local Config File

Lecture 165 Inside Git: The Refs Directory

Lecture 166 Inside Git: The HEAD file

Lecture 167 Inside Git: The Objects Directory

Lecture 168 A Crash Course On Hashing Functions

Lecture 169 Git As A Key-Value Datastore

Lecture 170 Hashing With Git Hash-Object

Lecture 171 Retrieving Data With Git Cat-File

Lecture 172 Deep Dive Into Git Objects: Blobs

Lecture 173 Deep Dive Into Git Objects: Trees

Lecture 174 Deep Dive Into Git Objects: Commits

Section 19: The Power of Reflogs – Retrieving “Lost” Work

Lecture 175 What Really Matters In This Section

Lecture 176 Introducing Reflogs

Lecture 177 The Limitations of Reflogs

Lecture 178 The Git Reflog Show Command

Lecture 179 Passing Reflog References Around

Lecture 180 Time-Based Reflog Qualifiers

Lecture 181 Rescuing Lost Commits With Reflog

Lecture 182 Undoing A Rebase w/ Reflog – It’s A Miracle!

Section 20: Writing Custom Git Aliases

Lecture 183 What Matters In This Section

Lecture 184 The Global Git Config File

Lecture 185 Writing Our First Git Alias

Lecture 186 Setting Aliases From The Command Line

Lecture 187 Aliases With Arguments

Lecture 188 Exploring Existing Useful Aliases Online

Anyone interested in learning Git in any capacity :),Anyone learning to code or hoping to enter a tech field,Web developers, data scientists, software engineers, mobile developers, game developers, etc.,Anyone who works with code or in a code-adjacent role

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Udemy | English | 17h 3m | 8.63 GB
Created by: Colt Steele

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