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Wes Bos

Wes Bos

XL5G3 Full Stack JavaScript Developer. Creator of really good web development courses. BBQ enthusiast.

Scott Tolinski

Scott Tolinski

Web Developer, NX2V1, Creator of Level Up Tuts, Bboy, Robotops Crew and Youtuber

Playing: 286: Git Fundamentals



Sep 23rd, 2020

Git Fundamentals

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In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes talk about Git fundamentals — what it is, why you need it, best practices and more!

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Show Notes

03:12 - What is Git?

04:16 - Why do you need it?

06:31 - UI vs command line

09:03 - Commands 101

  • https://git-scm.com/
  • init
    • .gitignore file is key right off the bat
  • add
    • add -p - quick review of all the changes you've made
  • commit
    • Multiple adds and commits
    • Commit messages should be descriptive
  • push
    • What are origins?
  • pull
  • clone
  • checkout
  • merge
  • fetch
  • stash
  • fork
  • Merge vs pull request
  • Git vs GitHub / Alternatives
    • Bitbucket
    • GitLab

44:25 - Common issues

  • Merge conflicts
  • Files being tracked unintentionally
  • "How do I delete file from Github?"
    • git rm -r
    • alias gri="git ls-files --ignored --exclude-standard | xargs -0 git rm -r"
  • Databases in Git?

49:10 - Git clients


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