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N Mohammed Thoufiq Izhar
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Introduction to GitHub 🧑‍💻 : Part 1

GitHub is an online software development and code hosting platform, a web-based version control and collaboration platform for software developers. It’s used for storing, tracking, and collaborating on software projects.

GitHub follows a Software as a Service (SaaS) business model and was launched in 2008. It was built on Git, an open-source code management system created by Linus Torvalds to facilitate faster software development. In 2018, Microsoft, the biggest single contributor to GitHub, acquired the platform for $7.5 billion.

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Why Was GitHub Created?

Here’s why: Assume you are participating in a hackathon or a group project where your teammates are from different countries. In that case, you need a way to collaborate on the project you’re working on, such as tracking changes in code, the features you’re building, and more.

The main problem is how you and your collaborators/contributors will work on the project.

So what’s the solution?

GitHub! It’s a platform with functionalities that every developer needs to maintain their code and collaborate. It maintains everything as a central database, also known as a ‘Single Source of Truth’.

What Is Version Control?

Version control helps developers track and manage changes to software code in a collaborative environment. Two major concepts are branching and merging, which you’ll learn about in a further series on GitHub.

What Is Git?

Git is an open-source version control software used for managing and tracking file revisions. Git is used to manage projects on your local system. Git is the most widely used version control system in software development, and GitHub provides services that complement this technology, hence the name “GitHub”.

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Now you’ve grasped the basic overview of GitHub. You’ll learn more about working practically and setting up Git and GitHub in my upcoming blogs.

Feel free to connect with me on other social media platforms 😊🤝 to stay updated on my latest adventures in web development and open for collaboration. Until next time, happy learning! 👨‍💻🚀





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Thank you so much Senapati 😊✨✨