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Why do I need GIT, GIT HUB, GIT Desktop and GIT BASH? Which is what, please?
On top of the question above, I have followed this video at least twice and the workspace console rarely returns the same output as the one in the teacher's video. Very often, the teacher seems to jump from a console full of text to a blank one, and that's where all goes wrong. Any clarifications will be greatly appreciated. Sonia
Adam Duffield30,494 Points
GIT is a Version Control System that tracks changes in files so you can manage the "state" of your code. e.g. your code as it is right now? As it is on a live site? Or as it was last week. You can flick from 1 to other using GIT.
GITHUB is a hub for your GIT repositories, GIT will manage state locally on your PC but it can also be managed in many places. e.g. Locally & your pc & in GITHUB which is essentially somewhere in the cloud. Which means if your house goes up in flames & you lose your PC. You still have your latest code in GITHUB & you can download it onto your next PC with ease.
GIT BASH I believe is an application used on Windows as a way of giving a git friendly command line experience. Here you can type commands like "git add file.txt" or "git push" to manage the state of your local repository & push changes to GITHUB as & when required.
GIT DESKTOP I believe is another application for windows but is a prettier looking version of GIT BASH. They achieve the same goal but one is based on typing commands in the terminal & the other is more UI friendly, you just click what you want to happen.
GIT DESKTOP or other applications such as SourceTree or GitKraken are all friendly UI's ontop of GIT in the command line & are perfectly cool to use, especially as a beginner. However I would highly suggest at somepoint you learn GIT in the command line as if often covers more features of git & in some cases such as a remote server you will not have the option of using your favorite GIT UI.
I'm not sure if this answers the description of your question as I don't have a subscription & cannot watch the video, but I hope however this answers the title of the question. Best of luck. Adam