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.
If I go into this TFVC project on Azure DevOps and go into project settings, I can select Repositories under Repos. The first thing that becomes apparent is the number of actions on which permissions can be set. This is not just read and write permissions. In the right-hand security pane, we can see the groups and users listed. If you can't find a particular group or user just start typing their name in the search box. I've brought up the user Hallam Sql and can see he has inherited the ability to perform all the actions on the DAL folder from the main branch. I'll deny him check-in and merge on the folder. Now if I go to the ICostCentres file I can see the inherited permissions, but I'm going to allow him to check-in and merge just this file. I can see the other files still have the inherited permissions.
Hallam is a software architect with over 20 years experience across a wide range of industries. He began his software career as a Delphi/Interbase disciple but changed his allegiance to Microsoft with its deep and broad ecosystem. While Hallam has designed and crafted custom software utilizing web, mobile and desktop technologies, good quality reliable data is the key to a successful solution. The challenge of quickly turning data into useful information for digestion by humans and machines has led Hallam to specialize in database design and process automation. Showing customers how leverage new technology to change and improve their business processes is one of the key drivers keeping Hallam coming back to the keyboard.