Chapter 3

Introducing GitHub Repositories

IN THIS CHAPTER

Bullet Touring a repository?

Bullet Creating a Hello World repository

Bullet Exploring repository issues, pull requests, and project boards

Almost everything on GitHub.com revolves around a repository.

In this chapter, you find out how you can set up a repository, interact with it, and create project boards and issues.

Setting Up a Repository

A GitHub repository is a folder with all the files needed for your project, including the files that track all the versions of your project so that you can revert back if you make a mistake. A repository on GitHub also tracks who can collaborate and how.

To get a better understanding of what a repository is and how it is structured, you need to create your first GitHub repo:

  1. Go to the home page of GitHub.com by clicking the Octocat.

    A list of your repositories appears on the bottom left side of the screen.

  2. Click the green New Repository button.

    The Create a New Repository dialog page, shown in Figure 3-1, opens.

  3. Type the name of your repository in the Repository name text box.

    I named my repository HelloWorld.

  4. Type a short description in the Description text box.
  5. Select the Public radio button.
  6. Click ...

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