Coder Bootcamp

Getting started with GIT

Introduction

Git is a distributed version-control system for tracking changes in the code base. It is like snapshotting the codebase and you can look up those snapshots at any time including the changes made to a file over time. It does not take much time to learn and get started with git. Most of the work can be done with 4 commands. Services like GitLab, GitHub, BitBucket extend the powers of git for more collaborative environment.

Documentation & Download

Git-Scm holds the official documentation and downloads.

Quick Guide

Once have downloaded and installed git you can open any command line tool or git bash to execute commands. Type git --version to check the version.

That's it. We can make any number of snapshots of our files and look them up when needed. But how do you make your project available to other developers to work? Here comes the services.

Services

Gitlab, GitHub, Bitbucket are some of the git repository hosting providers. They can host your local repositories so that anyone who has access to the repo can download it, make and publish changes. Every developer will have their own local copy of the repo.

Tutorials

So you have read the basic flow, there are awesome guides on the internet.

GUI Clients

There are good GUI clients to manage the repositories without typing commands. Official site lists all the avilable GUI clients. Some famous clients are