Introduction to Open Source Development, Git, and Linux (LFD201)

Learn how to develop open source software. This course focuses on open source software, an introduction to Linux systems and the use of Git, the revision control system.

Course Overview

Open source software has become the dominant model for how the world’s technology infrastructure operates, from the smallest microprocessor to the largest supercomputers. Use of Open Source Software leads to better and faster development. Widespread collaboration puts more eyeballs on your code and has transformed the way people and corporations think and how things get done today.

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Course Outline

Chapter 1. Course Introduction
Chapter 2. Open Source Software (OSS)
Chapter 3. Why Use Open Source Software?
Chapter 4. Examples of Successful OSS Projects
Chapter 5. How to Work in OSS Projects
Chapter 6. Continuous Integration
Chapter 7. OSS Licensing and Legal Issues
Chapter 8. Leadership vs Control and Why Projects Fail
Chapter 9. Respecting and Encouraging Diversity in OSS
Chapter 10. GitHub and Other Hosting Providers
Chapter 11. Linux and the Operating System
Chapter 12. Graphical Environments and Interfaces
Chapter 13. Getting Help
Chapter 14. Text Editors
Chapter 15. Shells, bash, and the Command Line
Chapter 16. Filesystem Layout, Partitions, Paths and Links
Chapter 17. System Initialization
Chapter 18. Memory
Chapter 19. Networking
Chapter 20. Command Details
Chapter 21. System Administration
Chapter 22. Users and Groups
Chapter 23. Linux Filesystems
Chapter 24. Essential Command Line Tools
Chapter 25. Bash Scripting
Chapter 26. Files and Filesystems
Chapter 27. Compiling, Linking, and Libraries
Chapter 28. Java Installation and Environment
Chapter 29. Building RPM and Debian Packages
Chapter 30. Introduction to Git
Chapter 31. Git Installation
Chapter 32. Git and Revision Control Systems
Chapter 33. Using Git: An Example
Chapter 34. Git Concepts and Architecture
Chapter 35. Managing Files and the Index
Chapter 36. Commits
Chapter 37. Branches
Chapter 38. Diffs
Chapter 39. Merges
Chapter 40. Managing Local and Remote Repositories
Chapter 41. Using Patches
Chapter 42. Advanced Git Interfaces: Gerrit

Prerequisites

  • Experience as a developer on any operating system
  • Experience in working at the command line is not necessary, but would be helpful
  • A Linux system is necessary, either a physical or a virtual machine, and any modern distribution will work. Please note that installation instructions are provided in the course material, if needed.

At a Glance

Delivery Method

Online Self-Paced

Includes

  • 60 hours of Course Material
  • Hands-on Labs & Assignments
  • Video Content
  • 12 Months of Access to Online Course
  • Discussion Forums

Experience Level

   Beginner

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