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Effective use of version control is an important and useful skill for any developer working on long-lived (or even medium-lived) projects, especially if more than one developer is involved. This course, *built with input from GitHub*, will introduce the basics of using version control by focusing on a particular version control system called Git and a collaboration platform called GitHub. This course is part of the Front End and Full Stack Nanodegrees..
Lesson 1: Navigating a Commit History
In this lesson, you’ll learn about a few different types of version control systems and discover what makes Git a great version control system for programmers. You’ll also get practice using Git to view the history of an existing project. You’ll learn to see all the versions that have been saved, checkout a previous version, and compare two different versions.
Lesson 2: Creating and Modifying a Repository
In this lesson, you’ll learn how to create a repository and save versions of your project. You’ll learn about the staging area, committing your code, branching, and merging, and how you can use these to make you more efficient and effective.
Lesson 3: Using GitHub to Collaborate
In this lesson, you’ll get practice using GitHub or other remote repositories to share your changes with others and collaborate on multi-developer projects. You’ll learn how to make and review a pull request on GitHub. Finally, you’ll get practice by collaborating with other Udacity students to write a create-your-own-adventure story.
Project: Contribute to a Live Project
Students will publish a repository containing their reflections from the course and submit a pull request to a collaborative Create-Your-Own-Adventure story.
- Caroline Buckey - Before joining Udacity, Caroline worked as a Software Engineer at Quixey, a startup building a search engine for apps. While receiving her undergraduate degree from Carnegie Mellon, she was a TA for six different courses, and that same love for teaching later led her to join Udacity. Outside of work, she likes reading fiction, playing board games, and drinking bubble tea.
- Sarah Spikes - Sarah Spikes earned her BS and MS in Computer Science at Stanford, where she spent a lot of time as a Teaching Assistant. She spent two years at Google as a Software Engineer before following her passion for teaching by joining Udacity. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys performing musical theatre, making sorbet and rock climbing.
Udacity is a for-profit educational organization founded by Sebastian Thrun, David Stavens, and Mike Sokolsky offering massive open online courses (MOOCs). According to Thrun, the origin of the name Udacity comes from the company's desire to be "audacious for you, the student". While it originally focused on offering university-style courses, it now focuses more on vocational courses for professionals.