Python for Entrepreneurs Transcripts
Chapter: Source Control and Git
Lecture: Creating git repositories
0:01 GitHub makes it really easy to create a Git repositories through their user interface
0:05 and that's what we'll take a look at in this video.
0:08 Log into your GitHub account, and bring up your profile page,
0:11 we're going to click the plus icon up at the top and say "new repository",
0:15 give your repository a name for the project that you're working on,
0:18 you can just call it "myproject" for now.
0:20 So give it the name that you want for yours.
0:22 Give it an optional description. "This is the code for my project."
0:28 and then here is a really important part,
0:30 you can make this repository either public or private,
0:33 one thing to note is that if you don't have an upgraded account for $7 a month,
0:37 you won't be able to create private repositories,
0:39 so if I click on this right now, it will ask me to upgrade my account.
0:43 For this video we'll just create a public repository
0:46 that will serve as an example for what we're creating,
0:50 there is a few other options down here, one is: "Do you want to initialize this repository
0:54 with the readme file?". This readme file is a description of what the project is
0:59 some installation instructions, really whatever you want to put in there
1:02 that you think is going to be useful to the reader.
1:04 And that reader might be you, say six months or a year down the road
1:08 if you start working on the project and set it aside,
1:10 every project should have a readme with some explicit instructions
1:13 for how to set it up and what the project's purpose is.
1:16 We'll click "initialize this repository with the readme",
1:19 and then there is two other parts here you can add .gitignore file
1:22 and this is going to specify the Git "hey, these are a bunch of files
1:25 that I don't want added to version controlling, don't track these files."
1:29 And these are set up for specific programming languages,
1:32 in this case we'll choose Python and we can add a license,
1:35 licenses are typically used for open source projects, and I use the MIT license,
1:40 if you're just building your business,
1:41 then chances are you won't have to worry about a license,
1:44 it's really for open source projects so that people understand
1:47 what the explicit responsibilities are when using the code that comes in that repository.
1:51 Once we've got all this set up, we can click "Create repository", awesome.
1:56 Now, we've got the files that we've specified, yes we wanted the gitignore,
2:00 we have a license, which is the MIT
2:06 and we have a readme file, which specifies that this is my project
2:11 and just the description, and then we can work on these files.
2:14 The next step would be to clone or download this project,
2:17 so we could just go over here and say "download a zip file"
2:19 and this will contain all of the files that are in this repository,
2:23 that can be really useful, but what we really want to do is work on this project
2:26 and that's where we are going to need to clone this repository.
2:29 This is the URL that we can use to clone the repository
2:31 which will give us all the files and the version history
2:34 for that Git repository locally on our system.