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Git Essentials

——   Created by Kalob Taulien

Learn Git & Github from scratch!

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Welcome to Git for Everybody! (Git Essentials), the updated version for the modern web developer.

This is a course that will teach you everything you need to know about working with Git and GitHub. And you can use Windows, Mac or Linux — I'll show you how to install Git on all three major operating systems.

By the end of this course you will have the knowledge and confidence you need to work in a team.

I've worked with several teams over the years and everything you'll learn in this course is what I tend to use almost every day and certainly every week.Here's the rough outline of everything you'll learn in this course:

  • How to use Git on the command line (pro tip: it's more important to learn Git from the command line first than it is to learn how to use a visual tool. Servers don't have visual programs)
  • Installing Git on Windows, Mac and Linux
  • How to configure Git on your computer, and add your SSH key
  • Creating, cloning and adding files to a GitHub repository
  • Managing files, commits and branches ⭐️
  • How to merge branches into other branches ⭐️⭐️
  • How to view old files from an older time
  • Viewing file differences and how to ignore certain file types
  • Forking repos (repositories) ⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • How to work on GitHub by:
  • Creating custom branches and tags
  • Opening and managing GitHub issues
  • Opening and managing pull requests
  • How to undo a little work, and a lot of work
  • How to rebase ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • How to work through merge and rebase conflicts ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • And much much more!

Plus we'll work through lots of real life examples together and get you hands on experience with all of this by creating your own repositories, forking my repo, and even safely opening a pull request on my work for some seriously hands on experience (because Git is better learned by doing).

The course project

Throughout this course you'll be working on a GitHub project and updating your project quite a few times. Make sure you update your Arbington project along the way! 

Together, we'll learn a lot of new concepts and tools. You'll update your project with:

  1. A new GitHub repository 
  2. New commits 
  3. Creating a README file
  4. New Git branches
  5. Merging a branch
  6. Adding a GitHub issue
  7. A new pull request 
  8. Tagging your commits 

I'll be with you all the way, and I've provided an example GitHub repository to work off of so you can test your new skills in a worry-free environment! So feel free to experiment with everything you learn in this course against my demo repository (

36 Lessons

2 mins
Welcome to Git Essentials
2 mins
Why the command line?
free preview
3 mins
Installing Git (Windows Only)
5 mins
Installing Git (MacOS and Linux)
3 mins
Getting started with GitHub
free preview
3 mins
Configuring Git on your computer
5 mins
Creating and adding an SSH Key
4 mins
How to clone a repository
5 mins
How to create a new repository on GitHub
9 mins
How to push to your GitHub repository
5 mins
Git status
3 mins
Unstaging a file
4 mins
Undeleting a file
4 mins
Git origins and remotes
5 mins
Git branching
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Karl Homtruck liked this class and said...

really straight forward instructions so far.

About the instructor

Kalob Taulien
Kalob Taulien
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Hi everybody! I'm Kalob Taulien.

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