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What is GitHub for a beginner and how do I get started with it?

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Firstly, we will understand what GitHub is, so GitHub is a web-based Git or in simple words a version control repository and also the internet hosting service. It was founded in April 2008 and its Headquarter is in San Francisco. Why GitHub is important because it is the best place where you can share your work with your friends, co-workers, classmates, and complete strangers. There are more than 14 million users who are using GitHub and more than 35 million repositories, making it the largest host of source code in the world.

Below are some of the Github products:

  • Github: GitHub is a public as well as privately hosted collaboration.

  • GitHub Enterprise: The GitHub enterprise is collaborative software development for teams of all sizes.

  • GitHub Pages: GitHub pages are easily created with a beautiful person and project web pages.

  • GitHub for Mac, Windows, and Eclipse.

  • GitHub Gist: Gist allows you to share and collaborate on code snippets.

  • GitHub Jobs: you can find the best jobs in the software industry through GitHub jobs.

It is very easy to start with the GitHub you just need to follow three simple steps:-

1. You need to identify a simple problem that you could solve.

2. After that write the code and push to GitHub.

3. Test, Deploy, Fix bugs, your problem and invite friends.

In order to learn GitHub in detail which is necessary for a programmer, you can learn it by taking up the GitHub training course. If you like to read then you can have a look at the GitHub tutorial. If you want to learn it by watching the video tutorial then you can have a look at the following tutorial:-


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