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Git for Distributed Software Development (LFD109x)

Get a thorough introduction to Git, the source control system that arose out of the Linux kernel community, that enables widely distributed software development to operate efficiently.

Course Rating
4.2/5 Stars
Who Is It For

This course is designed for computer users who have limited or no experience working in a collaborative development environment; and/or for those who already have done some work on Linux and other open source projects and are looking to gain a good grasp of how to use Git.
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What You’ll Learn

In this course, you will learn what Git is and how to install it. You will see how to initialize a repository, make changes in it, make it available to others, and acquire and use the changes made by other individuals. The course will teach you how to find errors in your and others’ work, and how to go back to a working copy to quickly identify the change that produced the error. You will also become familiar with some essential Git procedures, such as cloning, branching, making commits, getting diffs, doing merges, and rebasing. The course will touch on complicated workflows so you understand how to approach them when problems arise.
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What It Prepares You For

This course will prepare you to use Git to create new repositories or clone existing ones, commit new changes, review revision histories, examine differences with older versions, work with different branches, merge repositories, and work with a distributed development team.
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Course Outline
Chapter 1. Introduction to Git
Chapter 2. Git Installation
Chapter 3. Git and Revision Control Systems
Chapter 4. Using Git: An Example
Chapter 5. Git Concepts and Architecture
Chapter 6. Managing Files and the Index
Chapter 7. Commits
Chapter 8. Branches
Chapter 9. Diffs
Chapter 10. Merges
Chapter 11. Managing Local and Remote Repositories
Chapter 12. Using Patches
Chapter 13. Advanced Git Interfaces: Gerrit
Final Exam (verified track only)

Sep 2023
I had been working in Git for a few months before this course, and decided to enroll in order to both test my current knowledge, and become more knowledgeable about Git - I found this fitted my requirements really well, which helped me feel more confident in the work I'm doing.
Jul 2023
I liked the clear explanation of commands.
May 2023
I particularly appreciated the practical orientation of this course. Each theoretical aspect was reinforced with real-world examples, assignments, and exercises, allowing me to learn how to apply Git in real projects.
Apr 2023
This course provides an introduction to the underpinnings of Git, and teaches many essential Git sub-commands required for every day use.
Feb 2023
I liked that each module covered one action, and discussed that with hands-on examples and knowledge tests.