Intro to Version Control and Git
Non-Azure Repos and Pipelines
The course is part of this learning path
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.
When it comes to managing access to or setting permissions on a version control system, the granularity of permissions is split down centralized versus distributed lines. In a nutshell, centralized systems let you, with differing degrees of ease, set permissions right down to the file level, while distributed systems typically only go as far as the branch. When I say differing degrees of ease, I'm not joking. Team Foundation Version Control has a graphical interface, while Subversion uses a combination of configuration files and specialized authentication modules. Apache Subversion requires you to load the mod_auth_svn module and use the AuthsSVNAccessFile directive, specifying a file with the required access rules. The access permission file can have sections with the repository name followed by the branch and path, and of course, the path can be a file name followed by users or groups and whether they can read and or write to the path.
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.