git – the simple guide

Author/Creator: Roger Dudler
Curated By: Jonas Hartmann
Language: Git
Field(s): Version Control


Version control is an enormously useful tool for keeping track of your coding work and for collaborating on code. Git is the most commonly used software for version control and can be used both offline and in conjunction with web services such as GitHub or EMBL's own GitLab ( This tutorial provides a very simple and quick introduction to the key features of git, stripping away the deep and complex aspects that make Git very powerful but are not needed for its day-to-day use.

Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Format: Online (browser-based)
Time Required: 30min-2h
Prerequisites: Basic programming
Access: free
Last Curated: 08/23/2016


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