The source code management system to manage the codes faster is called Git. It uses distributed revision control. Linus Torvalds designed and developed Git for Linux kernel development. This free software can be used for web-based and non-web-based applications. The users can download the code, and necessary changes can be made per their requirements as it is open source. Git has a staging area that looks for the files after the user places them. Therefore, all the code changes are not tracked, and the files in the staging area are considered committed and not all the modified files.
Why do we need to learn Github?
The community of Github is so large that if we do a project in Git and it is good enough, then the exposure for that project is wide due to the community support.
If the work is done in Git, the colleagues can look at the old work and make necessary amendments to the earlier work. Also, the work is always saved so the modifications can be tracked.
GitHub helps to integrate with different cloud platforms and store the work in the server whenever needed.
Applications of Github
Separate access can be created to issues and requests so that the entire repository need not be accessed. This saves time for the user.
When the project is placed on Github, it is easy to document the changes and get feedback from different users about the project.
Chances are high for recruiting companies to search for profiles in Github so that they know the person’s skills before recruiting them to the company.
Proper documentation of any changes and dates can be made on Github.
There is a platform where all the sample projects are placed so that anyone can access the project. There is a hierarchy where the directories are organized as api, graphql, hooks, pre-receive-hooks, and scripts. First, a repository must be created, and a short description must be given. Next, a branch has to be created, which creates a read me file. In the editor, write a simple program such as ‘print (hello world)’ and save or commit the changes. Pull request and check if the code is satisfying. Confirm merge pull request, and a new project is created in GitHub.
Basic window commands in command prompt such as cls, mkdir, set, etc., should be known to use Github.
Git uses some commands such as git pull, push, merge, commit, etc.; all these commands will be familiar with continuous usage.
Logic is followed while creating a repository in Git, which should be considered by the user while doing a project.
People can use GitHub to create anything from an application or a simple code. It is where people communicate via code or rediscover themselves from the feedback of others and create projects for work-related or self-satisfaction.