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GitHub Quick tips and tricks

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Github Quick Tips

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GitHub is the heart of the many development workflows. These 30 tips and tricks assist you to exercise the complete power of this versatile software development platform. LinkedIn staff instructor Ray Villalobos shows the way to customize GitHub by building out your project homepages, turning repositories into reusable templates, adding collaborators, and enhancing security with secret keys and branch protection. Then discover the way to be more efficient within the interface, from searching to making permalinks for frequently accessed files. Next, dive into power tips for repos, including deleting and restoring branches. Finally, Ray reviews the specialized tools like wikis, metrics, the GitHub CLI, and custom code snippets called lists. Each tip causes you to a more efficient developer and GitHub contributor.
Topics include:

  • Adding project descriptions, URLs, and tags
  • Adding secret keys to settings
  • Maximizing contribution credits
  • Comparing branches
  • Pinning repos
  • Creating permalinks
  • Getting all repo branches
  • Using repo shields
  • Using GitHub Pages
  • Creating a project Kanban
  • Using the GitHub CLI
  • Creating repo shortcuts


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