/Collaborative Coding with Git

Provided by: University of Manchester

Course Area: All areas

Course Type: Short Course

Start date: Anytime

Subjects: Coding

Price: Free

Delivery Method: Online

Course overview

This course is available at any time.


By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…

  • Produce and maintain your own Git repository which can be used privately or shared with an unlimited number of collaborators.
  • Assess the current state of a project when you join a new team and quickly orientate yourself with the codebase using Git.
  • Contribute to software development projects safely, professionally and following practices which are common within industry.
  • Collaborate within teams of various sizes on a single software project using methods such as code review to ensure safe code changes, maintain high code quality, maintain consistent coding styles and facilitate intra-team knowledge transfer.
  • Demonstrate your understanding, not just of Git commands, but of the underlying structure which powers Git in order to solve problems when things go wrong.

Who is this course for

This course is designed for anyone involved in software development projects looking to improve code quality and collaboration using Git. You might also be interested if you wish to contribute to mainstream open-source projects.


What will I learn

  1. Visualising and exploring a project’s history using Git.
  2. Using Git to manage safe and effective project changes.
  3. Working collaboratively with colleagues on projects.
  4. Git as a Quality Assurance tool and as a facilitator for team learning.
  5. Making Git work for you and your team using Git Workflows.
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