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Syed Sohan
Syed Sohan

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Introduction to Git & GitHub for Beginners

When I have first started coding I used to hear about Git and GitHub. What I did not know is that Git and GitHub are two different things.

Let's say if Git is coffee then GitHub is a coffee shop.

Web Developers to App Developers everyone should/must use Git & GitHub. So, let's deep dive into the topic.

What is Git?

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Git is useful to anyone who writes code or tracks changes to files. It is the most commonly used Version Control System (VCS). Git also makes collaboration easier allowing changes by multiple people to all to be merged into one source. Git is responsible for everything GitHub-related that happens locally on your computer.

Git runs locally (On your machine), history of your files is stored on a computer. By using Git you can change your own code and download others' code and you can collaborate with them. Simply visit this page to download and install Git to your machine.

What is GitHub?

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GitHub is a place where you host your codes online. GitHub stores a copy of your local files and their revision history. It lets you and others work together on projects from anywhere. To complete this tutorial, you need a GitHub account and Internet access. You don't need to know how to code, use the command line, or install Git (the version control software that GitHub is built on).

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