An Intro to Git and GitHub for Beginners (Tutorial)
- Step 0: Install git and create a GitHub account.
- Step 1: Create a local git repository.
- Step 2: Add a new file to the repo.
- Step 3: Add a file to the staging environment.
- Step 4: Create a commit.
- Step 5: Create a new branch.
- Step 6: Create a new repository on GitHub.
- Step 7: Push a branch to GitHub.
What is GitHub and how do you use it?
Github is a web-based platform used for version control. Git simplifies the process of working with other people and makes it easy to collaborate on projects. Team members can work on files and easily merge their changes in with the master branch of the project.
Can you run code on GitHub?
GitHub hasn’t introduced any feature yet to online compile and run your code. But there are other services which lets you import code from a GitHub repository and let you execute code in a virtual machine running in the cloud. One such tool which you can use to do it is Gitpod.
What exactly is GitHub?
GitHub is a Git repository hosting service, but it adds many of its own features. While Git is a command line tool, GitHub provides a Web-based graphical interface. It also provides access control and several collaboration features, such as a wikis and basic task management tools for every project.
Do I need to install git to use GitHub?
But if you want to work on your project on your local computer, you need to have Git installed. In fact, GitHub won’t work on your local computer if you don’t install Git. Install Git for Windows, Mac or Linux as needed.