Git is a revision control system in wide use at the University and around the world. It tracks changes made to the files as you work with them. Usually, Git is used to track text files containing computer code. A folder of files that are tracked using Git makes up a repository. To learn more about using Git, view the Git Essential Training video series, or the tutorials on the Git website.
About the UMN GitHub
GitHub is a tool that helps manage Git repositories by maintaining versions of the code, and allowing easy collaboration among multiple people working on the same project, so that their changes can add to each other's work instead of overwriting them. More information about GitHub is available on the GitHub website. The University offers a locally hosted implementation of GitHub at github.umn.edu
To use GitHub for your Drupal development, you'll need to: