STARWEST 2017 Tutorial: What Testers Must Know about Git and GitHub

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 8:30am to 4:30pm

What Testers Must Know about Git and GitHub

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With Git and GitHub, testers today have unprecedented visibility into both development and DevOps code. GitHub provides powerful online collaboration, code review, code management, and version control services. GitHub's domination of social coding makes it the professionals’ new business card, indicating their creativity, popularity, capability, and tenacity. Today’s testers need to learn about and use Git and GitHub. In this hands-on tutorial Wilson Mar presents material available nowhere else and a unique explanation of tools, repositories, and GUI programs used by professional developers who work with GitHub. The culmination of more than three years of refinement, this tutorial dives deep into how Git works so you can confidently recover from common mistakes. Create your own website and learn the GitHub markdown used to create documents. For this presentation, Wilson has developed Bash and PowerShell scripts so you can quickly learn and experiment with commands. Leave with an understanding of what Git and GitHub are all about, including branching and merging techniques that both developers and testers will find to be time savers.

Note: Participants are strongly encouraged to bring a Windows or Mac computer to this tutorial.

Wilson Mar

Wilson Mar has been building and bringing enterprise applications to market on major platforms—from mobile to server clouds—as an architect, developer, performance tester, and manager. His website provides concise, in-depth advice on leading technologies. For the past three years, Wilson has been refining his training techniques on Git and GitHub so attendees quickly understand its intricacies.