GitHub is a huge collection of Git repositories. In other words, you can think of GitHub as a collection of many projects!
Creating An Account
- Visit GitHub's main page Here
- Pick a username, enter in your email address, and pick a secure password and you're ready to go!
For Git/GitHub beginners, understanding how version control works might be confusing at first. There exists a GUI version of GitHub that you can download and use. GitHub Desktop is just that tool.
Creating Your First Repository
You can think of a repository as a project. You can create a repository online or offline. Follow the steps below:
- First log in and go to your profile.
- Navigate to the "Repositories" tab near the top of the page
- Hit the green "New" button and you're ready to rumble!
- Download and install git (choose the operating system you are running)
- After downloading and installation, you can either use the command line tool, or you can download a GUI client.
- After installation, create an account on github
- From the top right, click on the + and choose either creating a new repository or import an existing on.
- If you choose a new one, enter the repository name and choose either to have it public or private.
- Click: Create Repository
N.B. Private repositories are not available for free users.