How To Use & Understand Git for Beginners
For non-programmers or other knowledge workers like designers or copy writers – here are some resources for understanding what the hell “git” is and how and why we should use it.
I’m still learning… but these resources really helped me reach a new understanding and eased some of my intimidation…
GitHub For Beginners: Don’t Get Scared, Get Started
“As embarrassing as it is to admit, this tutorial came into being because all of the “GitHub for Beginners” articles I read were way over my head. That’s probably because I don’t have a strong programming background, like most GitHub users. I couldn’t identify with the way most tutorials suggest using GitHub, as a showcase for my programming work.” – Lauren Orsini, September 2013
Git Basics Video Series
A meaningful discussion of the value of Git begins with a solid understanding of what version control is and what it does for software developers, document authors, and designers.- -Matthew Git Hub
BitBucket for Git
Here are some more resources from Ben Turner:
Just passing along something that I found useful as I was first being introduced to GIT.
has a few screencasts and such on using git. While many of those resources require you to enroll, there is a free intro ‘course’ that I found gave a quick overview:
It’s pretty basic, walks you through using the terminal to interact with Git, and will at least get you basic familiarity.
For more in depth info, there is a free online version of Pro Git that answers a lot of questions:
FYI notes from Scott:
Thank you Ben. Good resources.