GitHub and SSH

Learn how to install Git and interact with the GitHub server.


We use Git as the source control manager for all the projects in the course. It’s first mentioned in Understanding HTTP, REST, and APIs, but almost every chapter after that has some Git commands.

Checking for Git

You may already have Git installed on your machine. You can check this by typing the following on the command line:

git --version

If Git is installed, you should see something like the following:

git version 2.25.1

The exact version isn’t too important, but it’s advised that you use version 2 or higher when working with the examples from this course.

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