About this Course

This course covers the essentials of working with remote repositories. You'll be able to connect to a remote repository, get changes from a remote repository, and send changes to a remote repository. You'll also learn how to work collaboratively. You'll fork another developer's repository, make changes to it, and then send them a pull request. You'll also pick up some Git tips and tricks that make working with collaborators a breeze.

Course Cost
Free
Timeline
Approx. 3 weeks
Skill Level
Beginner
Included in Course
  • Rich Learning Content

  • Interactive Quizzes

  • Taught by Industry Pros

  • Self-Paced Learning

  • Student Support Community

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Course Leads

  • Richard Kalehoff
    Richard Kalehoff

    Instructor

What You Will Learn

Lesson 1

Working With Remotes

  • Learn all about remote repositories
  • Connect to a remote repository and send commits to it
  • Get changes from a remote repository
Lesson 1

Working With Remotes

  • Learn all about remote repositories
  • Connect to a remote repository and send commits to it
  • Get changes from a remote repository
Lesson 2

Working On Another Dev's Repository

  • Fork another developer's repository
  • Learn how to review changes other developers have made
  • Determine how best to contribute to a project
Lesson 2

Working On Another Dev's Repository

  • Fork another developer's repository
  • Learn how to review changes other developers have made
  • Determine how best to contribute to a project
Lesson 3

Staying In Sync With A Remote Project

  • Create and send a pull request
  • Stay in sync with a developing repository
  • Squash commits to update a repository's history
Lesson 3

Staying In Sync With A Remote Project

  • Create and send a pull request
  • Stay in sync with a developing repository
  • Squash commits to update a repository's history

Prerequisites and Requirements

This course builds on the skills covered in the course Version Control with Git. Students should have experience using Git to:

  • create repositories
  • add commits to a repository
  • review a repository's history of commits
  • create and manage branches
  • undo changes in a repository

See the Technology Requirements for using Udacity.

Why Take This Course

You've learned how to develop projects with the amazing version control tool, Git, and it's now time to get your repository off of your local machine and up on a hosting service like GitHub! Having your project on GitHub provides an additional backup for your project in case anything should happen to your computer. With your project on a public site like GitHub, you're free to share it with other developers. Being able to work together with other developers on a project is vital in today's collaborative development processes.

What do I get?
  • Instructor videos
  • Learn by doing exercises
  • Taught by industry professionals
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