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How to Create a GitHub Repository

This tutorial is a beginner’s introduction to using GitHub for Mac. This video covers creating a GitHub repository in the Terminal application and pushing files to the GitHub website using their desktop application. You will need to create a GitHub account and download GitHub for Mac┬áin order to follow along. Please not that the simple tutorial ends at 8:17. An additional tutorial follows that demonstrates the exact same process but using a different file type/format.

GitHub is a particularly useful tool for DHers because it allows for version control and collaboration. Multiple users can simultaneously work on the same code without over-writing one another’s work. Later, they can choose to merge the multiple versions of code into a single new file. Additionally GitHub maintains snapshots of the code at various points in time, and users will be able to restore their code to previous states.

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