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Welcome to this Git and GitHub basics training guide! In this Git crash course, you will learn the basics of Git so you can use Git to track your code changes and collaborate with other members of your team or open source maintainers.

Whether you are a newcomer to programming, or an experienced one, you have to know how to use Git. Most of the projects that a small or big group of developers work on are done through GitHub or GitLab.

It makes working with other developers so much more exciting and enjoyable, just by creating a new branch, adding all your brilliant ideas to the code that can help the project, committing it, and then pushing it to GitHub or GitLab. Then after the PR(pull request) has been opened, reviewed, and then merged, you can get back to your code and continue adding more awesome stuff. After pulling the changes from the main/master branch, of course.

If what you just read doesn't make any sense to you, don't worry. Everything will be explained in this eBook!

This eBook will show you the basics of how to start using Git and try to help you get more comfortable with it.

It does look a bit scary in the beginning, but don't worry. It's not as frightening as it seems, and hopefully, after reading this eBook, you can get a bit more comfortable with Git.

Learning Git is essential for every programmer. Even some of the biggest companies use GitHub for their projects. Remember that the more you use it, the more you're going to get used to it.

Git is without a doubt the most popular open-source version control system for tracking changes in source code out there.

The original author of git is Linus Torvalds, who is also the creator of Linux.

Git is designed to help programmers coordinating work with each other. Its goals include speed, data integrity, and support for distributed workflows.