Many of you probably have heard GitHub and seen the web platform GitHub.Com, but do you really know what the platform is all about? or how to use Github with visual studio for your regular software development? Let's understand this GitHub tutorial with some example of our regular software development life cycle.
GitHub is one of most popular collaboration tools for modern software developers, who are contributing large-scale software development from different geography; GitHub is most widely used repository for cloud software development and collaboration.
We can download and install Git tool that can be integrated with SDK in your local machine, here in the tutorial we will learn how to use github in visual studio and push code to github repository.
You can start using github tool either two ways
After installing the utilities, you will see a git menu in your visual studio instance, where you can configure local codebase to remote repository.
Here is the setting screenshot, provide local path values (the project folder of your local machine)
You can either map to existing repository or create a new repository in github.
Once you successfully connect to github remote repository, you will see lock icon next to each file, folder and solution, now whenever you make changes to any item the icon will change (termed as checked-out), after making changes you need to push the new changes to github remote repository again, (if you are familiar with SVN, you find the process very similar)
From your visual studio when you are connected to github, you will be able to see all project files in your github control panel (like screenshot below).
Now i will make following two changes in my project, which will help you to understand how to push updated files to github repository and how to add new file.
We can manage any number of issues in Github repository, you can create new issue and assign to any team members, change the type of issue to most relevant, there are types like enhancement, bug, duplicate, good first issue, help wanted, invalid etc.
In issue details section you can attach any file that supports your testing report, finally can close the issue when done.