GitHub is a collaborative website. Learn the tips and tricks to get you involved in interesting projects.
Watch: When on a project page, check the watch button to get notification on changes.
Star: The most simple way to contribute to open source and let project owners know you appreciate their work. View your stars page to see all the projects you have starred.
Fork: Used when you do not have access to a project, forking allows you to freely experiment with changes without affecting the original project.
Follow: Gets you notifications on your dashboard about a user’s activity.
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When you're on a project page, you can click the watch button 0:00 at the top of the page to stay up-to-date with changes. 0:03 You'll get notifications for any new poll requests and issues that are created. 0:06 You can also star projects that you like and find interesting. 0:10 Starring is the most simple way to contribute to open source and 0:13 let project owners know you appreciate their work. 0:16 To see a list of all the projects you have starred, you can go to your stars page. 0:19 A fourth is a copy of a repository, similar to a branch. 0:24 However, it is typically used when you don't have access to a project. 0:28 Forking a repository, like branching, allows you to freely experiment with 0:32 changes without affecting the original project. 0:36 Forks are either used to propose changes to someone else's project, 0:38 as the user did in the Get It project with the typo per request, or 0:42 to use someone else's project as a starting point for your own idea. 0:46 You can also follow users. 0:50 When you follow someone on GitHub, 0:53 you will get notifications on your dashboard about their activity. 0:55 Once you are on their profile page, click the follow button. 0:58 Take a moment to star some of the repositories you explored in the last 1:03 stage and follow some GitHub users. 1:06 Next step, we'll create a repo. 1:09
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