Using Git for Version Control: Commits
Git is a version control system for tracking changes in code. Version control systems allow developers to conveniently track changes made to their code. Using commits, which can be thought of as incremental saves to a file or group of files, companies have the ability to track changes, compare different versions of a file, and revert to previous version of files with ease. Companies use Git because it is one of the most popular version control systems available for a variety of reasons, including its ease of use for beginners, clear structure when comparing commits, and integration with some of the world's most popular version control hosting platforms.
In this lab, you'll practice using Git to clone a repository, make a change to a file and commit that change using Git. You'll also learn more about the basics of version control with Git.
Upon completion of this lab you will be able to:
- Understand the basic terminology of Git
- Use git to clone a Github repository
- Use Git strategies including branching and commits
This lab is intended for:
- Cloud professionals
- Anyone interested in using code
You should be familiar with:
- Basic understanding of the AWS Console is helpful but not required
- Basic understanding of EC2. You can get more info following this link
December 19th, 2022 - Added hints to the validation checks
May 19th, 2022 - Updated the lab to use Cloud Academy's hosted web terminal
December 21st, 2020 - Updated outdated UI screenshots
May 12th, 2020 - Updated the provisioning block to enforce a more accurate startup time
Matt has worked for multiple Fortune 500 companies as a DevOps Engineer and Solutions Architect. He is an AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional, and an AWS Certified Solution Architect - Associate. He enjoys reading and learning new technologies.