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GitHub & Collaboration

via Udacity

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This course covers the essentials of working with remote repositories. You'll be able to connect to a remote repository, get changes from a remote repository, and send changes to a remote repository. You'll also learn how to work collaboratively. You'll fork another developer's repository, make changes to it, and then send them a pull request. You'll also pick up some Git tips and tricks that make working with collaborators a breeze.

Why Take This Course?

You've learned how to develop projects with the amazing version control tool, Git, and it's now time to get your repository off of your local machine and up on a hosting service like GitHub! Having your project on GitHub provides an additional backup for your project in case anything should happen to your computer. With your project on a public site like GitHub, you're free to share it with other developers. Being able to work together with other developers on a project is vital in today's collaborative development processes.


In this course, you'll learn the importance of remote repositories. You'll create a remote repository on GitHub and then use the command line tool, Git, to connect to, and send changes to this remote repository. You will also learn how to collaborate with others on a version control project. You'll fork another developer's repository, make changes to it, and send them a pull request. While doing this, you'll also pick up so pro tips on how to discover additions and changes that your collaborators have done in the repository. Lastly, you'll learn how to use Git to alter a repository's history by combining individual commits together in a process called "squashing".

Lesson 1: Working With Remotes

  • Learn all about remote repositories
  • Connect to a remote repository and send commits to it
  • Get changes from a remote repository

Lesson 2: Working On Another Dev's Repository

  • Fork another developer's repository
  • Learn how to review changes other developers have made
  • Determine how best to contribute to a project

Lesson 3: Staying In Sync With A Remote Project

  • Create and send a pull request
  • Stay in sync with a developing repository
  • Squash commits to update a repository's history


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