We are going to walk you through how to setup a GIT repository. First things first. Lets make sure you understand the basics of what your about to do.
GIT is a source code management system. In short, its one of several tools that development teams use to manage software development, usually within a team, which gives you access to a history of changes to the software, and an ability to revert back to a previous versions of code in the case that something goes terribly wrong in the development process (kind of like an advanced, long term undo button). Visit the official website at http://git-scm.com/ for more information.
Please note that this is a somewhat comprehensive guide of setting up your GIT software and repository. There are lots of details which makes the guide and process look very long. There are many portions of the guide you can skip if you already know how to accomplish the task. A good example is “making a SSH key pair”. Many developers already know how to do this or have there own keys already. Feel free to skip any sections that appear to have information you don’t need.
Instead of just jumping in head first, its probably good to learn about how the process of managing code using GIT works. Thankfully, there is a great new way to do that. We highly suggest that if you are new to GIT that you take this tutorial here: http://www.codeschool.com/courses/try-git/
Before we can connect the GitHub, we need to generate an SSH Key Pair. You don’t need to know exactly what they are or how they work, but just understand that its a way to secure a connection to your GIT repository.
Note: your_home_directory is either C:Usersyour_username (on Windows Vista / 7), or C:Documents and Settingsyour_username (on Windows XP)
*Note that if you don’t have a repository yet, you may have to create one at https://github.com/new.
From the Project menu choose “Clone…”. You will now select a repository from your GitHub account to manage from your PC. Click the select button and pick one of your repositories. You will likely be prompted to select a “private key”. You should have created this file already in the steps above, simply select the private key (the one without the .pub extension) you created at C:Usersyour_username.sshid_rsa.
SORRY WE LOST THE ORIGINAL SCREENSHOTS.
Learning about how to commit your files, which is a way of updating the software. This part of the GIT series has not yet been written. If your interested, please comment below. After we get 10 requests, we will write a tutorial on the GIT Software Development Process.