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Collaborative Coding with Git

Find out how to improve code quality and work collaboratively on large-scale projects using Git.

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Collaborative Coding with Git

Gain an in-depth introduction to remote collaboration with Git

Git is an enormously powerful and flexible version control system used by over 90% of developers.

On this course, you’ll discover ways to visualise and explore a project’s history through Git repositories. These skills will allow you to quickly adapt to a new collaborative environment, especially when working with Git remotely.

Collaborate on Git projects of any scale while maintaining high code quality

Led by experts at the University of Manchester, you’ll learn techniques like code review to ensure safe code changes, maintain high-quality code, and keep consistent coding styles across large teams.

By exploring Git as a quality assurance tool, you’ll discover how to use it to facilitate team learning, and further improve your collaboration, workflows, and code quality.

Build your understanding of Git commands and the system structure to easily solve issues in Git

This course will expand your knowledge of the underlying structure that powers Git, which will allow you to more easily solve problems when something goes wrong.

By building a solid understanding of how to use Git in collaboration with a team, you’ll discover how to benefit most from its features and improve overall code quality.

Explore Git’s capabilities with leading software engineers

This practical Git course has been developed by The University of Manchester, who have a long-established history of teaching software engineering and conducting research into the field.

Git Logo Professional software engineers and consultants will guide you through the course to help you discover how you can make Git work best for you and your team.

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What topics will you cover?

  1. Visualising and exploring a project’s history using Git.
  2. Using Git to manage safe and effective project changes.
  3. Working collaboratively with colleagues on projects.
  4. Git as a Quality Assurance tool and as a facilitator for team learning.
  5. Making Git work for you and your team using Git Workflows.

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

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Learning on this course

If you'd like to take part while our educators are leading the course, they'll be joining the discussions, in the comments, between these dates:

  • 26 Jul 2021 - 5 Sep 2021

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Produce and maintain your own Git repository which can be used privately or shared with an unlimited number of collaborators.
  • Assess the current state of a project when you join a new team and quickly orientate yourself with the codebase using Git.
  • Contribute to software development projects safely, professionally and following practices which are common within industry.
  • Collaborate within teams of various sizes on a single software project using methods such as code review to ensure safe code changes, maintain high code quality, maintain consistent coding styles and facilitate intra-team knowledge transfer.
  • Demonstrate your understanding, not just of Git commands, but of the underlying structure which powers Git in order to solve problems when things go wrong.

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for anyone involved in software development projects looking to improve code quality and collaboration using Git. You might also be interested if you wish to contribute to mainstream open-source projects.

Installing a recent version of Git will allow you to take part in activities and make the most of the course.

Who will you learn with?

Fardeen is an experienced computer science researcher and software developer. His research interests include machine learning, project management and teaching.

Suzanne is a Reader in Software Engineering, with more than 7 years' experience of using and teaching Git. She founded the Git Workflows Warehouse and is currently an RAEng Industrial Fellow.

Who developed the course?

The University of Manchester

From splitting the atom to giving the world graphene, The University of Manchester has a history of world firsts and brilliant discoveries.

Institute of Coding

The Institute of Coding is a family of learners, businesses and educators creating a new way to develop the digital skills needed at work and beyond.

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