In this post, I’m going to discuss how to create a GitHub repo and upload (or “push”) it to GitHub, a popular service for hosting Git repositories.
What is revision control and why do I need it?
The concept of revision control is a system which tracks changes to files. In programming, that is usually program code, but documents and text files can also be tracked. Using revision control will give the following benefits:
- You will know what was changed, when it was changed, and who changed it
- Multiple people can collaborate on a project without fear of overwriting each others’ changes.
- Protection against accidentally deleting a critical file. (revision history is usually read-only)
In GitHub, we store revisions in “repositories” or “repos” for short. As of this writing, the #1 service for storing Git repositories is GitHub. They offer free hosting for Git repositories.Continue reading “Git 101: Creating a Git Repo and Uploading It To GitHub”