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Git and GitHub (for a Scala Hack Session) – Workflow Basics

In the first part of this blog series we have forked Point Software’s Scala Hack Session and cloned a remote repository on a local machine using EGit. In this second part you will learn how to make changes, use branches, commit on your local repository and then pushing it all to your remote project.

As you will see below you will get a better understanding of Git and GitHub, learn to use best practices and avoid some obstacles.

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Git and GitHub (for a Scala Hack Session) – Setup

There is a great colleague of mine, François Scheurer, having an enumerous number of notes about everything he has been working and researching on: Linux, Scala, mathematical algorithms, NoSQL, Clustering, Security etc. Recently he and I attended two online courses about Scala’s functional and reactive programming. While attending both courses he and I have discussed, researched, and created a lot of code examples in form of Scala worksheets.

These courses are also known as Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs):

Source: MOOC, every letter is negotiable

The idea about making education and know-how sharing available to everyone is great. I have set up a Scala Hack Session based on worksheet exercises for sharing them with my colleagues and other developers. This way I can contribute and get feedback as well.

GitHub – as a ‘social coding platform’ – is ideal for such a purpose.

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