I'm working on an Intro to Git/GitHub series for newcomers to version control and open source. Help me make it useful by sharing your experiences learning about Git and GitHub!
(If you've been using Git/GitHub for a while, think back to what it was like when you were first getting started.)
- 😩 What concepts or commands do you find confusing or challenging? (Or, what are the things you always have to look up how to do?)
- 🤔 What concepts or commands do you wish you understood better?
- 📚 What are some of your favorite resources for learning Git/GitHub?
- 💡 If you've been using Git/GitHub for a while, were there any particular analogies or explanations that helped an idea click?
Feel free to share any other thoughts you have on the subject.
Top comments (6)
Pull request - It took me days to understand that its more of a merge request. The intention is to push your changes, not pull.
It's called a pull-request, due to the fact you're asking someone to pull your changes into their repository, hence the git command
which generates a pull request that can be emailed.
A Merge Request seems to be a GitLab invention...
Yeah, of course I do understand it now :-)
But I just wanted to point out that initially it was difficult for me to understand that a
pullrequest needs to be created by the person who is
I am familiar with the web interface, but I struggle to remember and understand the command line interface instructions
That totally makes sense, there's a lot to remember! Are there any commands in particular that you repeatedly have to look up?
Some common commands like merging, pushing, getting the history, branching etc. Tbh I don't use the command line often because of this. Am I missing out on something?🤔