This article explains how to get started with git as a beginner. It’s likely that you might have the word “Git” & “Github” before. Don’t get it twisted they ain’t the same thing.
Git is a version control system for tracking changes in source code during software development. It is designed to coordinate work among programmers, but it is used to track changes in any set of files. While Github is literally a platform where developers store their projects and network with like-minded people.
The 3 easy steps to store your projects on Github
Having described what “Git” & “Github” means. let’s follow this practical steps to get a better understanding better of how git and github works.
STEP 1: Install Git & Create a Github account
STEP 2: Create a new repository
To get started with this, login to your github account. After a successful login, it automatically redirects you to the dashboard. There you will see a green button named “New”. Click on it to create a new repository, Thereafter;
- Input a repository name
- Input the project description (tho it is optional)
- Lastly click on “Create repository”
STEP 3: Add your files
Open the terminal program on your computer and navigate to the folder where your files are (the files you intend to upload). Then follow this subsequent steps;
- git init
- git add .
- git commit -m “first commit”
- git remote add origin https://github.com/your-username/repository-name.git
- git push -u origin master And if you go back to the repository you created earlier you should see your files there.
Yeah, that’s all. You have just created your first github repository. I’m glad you now understand how git and github works.