Intro to Version Control and Git
Non-Azure Repos and Pipelines
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This course explores how to implement version control on Azure repos. It begins with an overview of what source control is and the different types of source control available. It then looks at the key elements of branching, different branching strategies, and how they impact the development process. You'll move on to learn about pull requests and merging as repository functions, and the different merging scenarios available to you. Finally, you'll be guided through using third-party systems in conjunction with Azure DevOps. This course contains several guided demonstrations from inside the Azure portal to give you real-world exposure to the concepts covered throughout the course.
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- Understand what version control and Git-based repositories are
- Learn about branching and the branching strategies
- Learn about pull requests and merging in Azure DevOps
- Set permissions on repositories and on TVFC in Azure DevOps
- Use Azure DevOps in conjunction with build pipelines set up on other platforms
This is an intermediate level course suited to developers, engineers, and project managers.
To get the most out of this course, you should have a basic understanding of the software development lifecycle. Knowing what's involved in deploying software to a production environment would also be helpful. If you want to follow along with the demonstrations in this course, you'll need to have an Azure DevOps account.
Before there were Azure DevOps Git repos, there were just Git repos. And as you would expect, they function identically. So it's very easy to integrate a non-Azure Repository with an Azure Pipeline. When you create your pipeline, just select the appropriate provider from where is your code. Next, select your repository and supply your credentials. Once the pipeline is configured, you'll be able to run it, pulling the code from the Vanilla GitHub repository. As we set this up using the Wizard, we're still none the wiser about the mechanism for connecting to the GitHub repo. If I go into project settings and then into service connections, I can see the connection to github.com. Drilling down into it, we can see the authentication details. Alternatively, you may want to import a GitHub repo to your Azure DevOps project. This is easily done by going to your projects repo and under files, select import repository from the repo drop-down list. As I've already authenticated with GitHub, I'm not asked to provide my credentials and the import goes ahead.
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