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Learn Git

Don't be the developer that uses Git to simply add, commit, push, and pray. To truly be great you need to understand your tools.

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ThePrimeagen

Author

ThePrimeagen worked at Netflix for 10 years btw. He has become deeply passionate about building developer tools and teaching others how to use them. He only codes in NeoVim, uses a split keyboard, and rebases his Git branches. And yes, he has a beautiful wife and children.

Lane

Maintainer

Sarah

Maintainer

Allan

Maintainer

Matt

Maintainer

Learn Git

Ah, Git. The source control system that every developer uses, but few truly understand. In this course, we'll not just learn how to use Git, but we'll go over some of the plumbing commands that make it all work. By the end, you'll have everything you need to know to get started using Git as a professional developer, plus a bit extra.

12 Hours

of interactive content

66 Addicting

lessons and quizzes

Earn a certificate

of completion

A key part of

the back-end track

Avoid tutorial hell

by writing a ton of code

Learn online

to not interrupt life

Chapter List

1
Setup
Install and configure Git on your local machine
2
Repositories
Learn about Git repositories, what they are, and how to work with commits
3
Internals
Learn how Git stores data on the files system and the plumbing commands that make it all work
4
Config
Learn how to configure Git and set up your user information
5
Branching
Practice creating and switching between branches
6
Merge
Merge changes from one branch into another and learn how merge commits work
7
Rebase
Learn about the cooler way to integrate changes from one branch into another
8
Reset
Learn how to undo changes with the reset command
9
Remote
Setup a remote repository and learn how to push and pull changes
10
GitHub
Learn how to use Git with GitHub, the most popular Git hosting service

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