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Getting Started with GitHub

In this guide we'll show you the basics of a very popular tool that Silicon Valley has to offer.

What is Git?

Git is a open-source version control system that is used for software development. Developers are able to push code changes into repositories among other features to make development easier and more fun!

What's the benefit of using GitHub?

GitHub is a web-based Git repository hosting service, which offers all of the distributed revision control and source code management (SCM) functionality of git as well as adding its own features. Such features include; bug tracking, forking projects, feature requests, task management, wikis, and blame history so you know which developer to get mad at if something were to break.

Sign up for an account at GitHub

If you do not have a GitHub account yet, your very first step would be to sign up at GitHub and verifying your account.

Setting up Git

Now that you have an account, you would need to install and setup git locally on your computer.

Create a repository

Your next step is to create a repository and start naming your project. Once that's done, you can start with uploading your application!

Git Push

We recommend checking out the following guides if you decide to upload your application using GitHub desktop client or using the git command line.

Tip: Do you wish to deploy your repo project to your own CloudSite? We'll show you how to do it here!

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