Use GitHub with GitHub Desktop
To work with GitHub you need:
- Register an GitHub account and create a repository (GitHub Repository).
- Install GitHub Desktop , an intuitive tool to manage Local Repository (local data repository).
- Configure to synchronize data with the GitHub desktop onto Repository server.
See the illustration below:
First you need to register an GitHub account freely . You can go to the homepage of GitHub at:
Signing up for an account is simple, you just need to enter username/password and email address. After registrating, you need to activate your account from email.
After registration of GitHub account is completed , and log on. You can create a GitHub repository.
Repository is created.
GitHub Desktop is essentially a visual tool that allows you to manage the Local Repository on your computer.
To download GitHub Desktop, you access address:
After downloading, you need to install GitHub Desktop on your computer:
GitHub Desktop has been successfully installed.
Log on GitHub Desktop to connect to your GitHub account.
Until this time on your computer does not have a Local Repository.
First it is necessary to choose an empty folder as a location for the local data.
On GitHub Desktop, choose a Repository you created on GitHub in order to clone a copy at your local computer.
Now on GitHub Desktop, you will see a Local Repository has been created.
Copy some of your data files to the Local Repository:
Immidiately, GitHub Desktop recognises changes at Local Repository.
Enter comment and click Commit data.
The data file you can see on the Server: