As GitHub is beeing more and more popular among programmers. Github has become coders’ Facebook. It’s not only a tool to host projects and collaborate but also a friendly community which they can build, learn and network. That’s the reason why it’s so important to master GitHub.

Then what the hell is git?

Git is a distributed version control system. GitHub is a central repository of the system.

Here I list 5 best tutorials online help you master essentials Git and GitHub quickly. You don’t have to figure them out thoroughly in a time as a beginner.

#1 A Beginner’s Git and GitHub Tutorial

This tutorial will lead you from zero to build a repository on Github without any experience. When you finish all steps, the real project you push will enormously increase your confidence. And it will only take 30 minutes.

Do not tell me what it is, just tell me what it’s used for.

If you agree with the sentence above a little bit when you learn something new, you may know why I don’t list Git official website as the number one tutorial.

#2 Git Official Training Tutorial

After you know what Git and Github are used for, it’s time for you to learn Git and GitHub in detail–know what they are really is.

The best reference comes from Git official site. There is a book, a reference manual, and 4 basic videos on the site. If you want to read the book “Pro Git“(free online version, paperback), read the former six chapters first. When you are proficient, finish others. For further understanding, you may read “A Visual Git Reference“.

#3 Learn Git in Your Browser for Free & GitHub 101

The two tutorial both come from company Github. “Learn Git in your browser for free”  only takes you 15 minutes at most to help you learn daily used commands. You don’t need to install Git. Just follow the instructions.  Easy and funny.

“Learn Git in your browser for free”  only takes you 15 minutes at most to help you learn daily used commands. You don’t need to install Git. Just follow the instructions.  Easy and funny.

“Github 101”  is written clearly and easy to understand. Thumbs up for Github team workers. They don’t only “Show You How” but also “Tell You Why”.

#4 Git- the Simple Guide

In general, Git is a complicated system. When we learn to code, we’d better master every piece of programming language. As for git, we don’t have to. Being skillful in most used commands is enough for daily task.  This tutorial does not dig deep. All you learn will be used in your life.

#As my point of view…

Git is a great thinking solution in addition to a tool. You don’t have to learn Git first but you are strongly recommended to do that. After you know how the whole git system runs, you will understand GitHub in no time.