Python for Entrepreneurs Transcripts
Chapter: Digging Further into Git
Lecture: Collaboration on GitHub
0:00 At this point you've got all the basic commands to work properly with git,
0:03 we've used the git remote and git push commands to push our code up to GitHub,
0:07 and now it's time to switch back over to GitHub,
0:10 take a look at the web user interface, and start figuring out
0:12 how we can collaborate with other people on our projects.
0:15 Now even if you only plan to work on your project yourself,
0:18 there still might come a point where you want to add somebody
0:21 to your repositories they can do a code review for you,
0:23 or you could have someone helping out with the documentation or the testing.
0:26 You can also set up a GitHub repository for your business
0:30 if people want to file issues, you could use GitHub as a way to track those issues.
0:35 So whether you're working solo or with other people, GitHub can be really useful.
0:38 Log into GitHub and it will show your newsfeed,
0:41 you have all the activity for the people you follow.
0:44 Click on your profile and then go to the repository
0:46 where you have the Python for entrepreneurs course demos,
0:49 and I am going to use the full stack Python repo for this example,
0:53 the first thing that we're going to do is take a look at the issues,
0:56 when you click on your repository, you'll see your code, issues, pull requests
1:01 and a bunch of other bits up on the top menu.
1:03 Click on issues and this will bring up the issues menu,
1:05 now if you have an open project for your business, anyone can file issues against it.
1:11 So that is one where you may want to handle
1:12 if there are any issues with your service, you can say "file an issue request on GitHub",
1:16 or maybe a separate repository that you've created
1:18 where you can respond to those tickets, creating issues is easy,
1:21 just click the "New issue" button, and then you can create a title
1:25 and write your comment with a more detailed description of what the issue is.
1:29 And then you can save it and if you create a contributing file,
1:32 in the base of you repository, so we can see CONTRIBUTING.rs text,
1:41 this will give information about how people should file their issues
1:43 against this repository, so creating issues is that easy, just create the new issue,
1:47 and you can tell other people create a new issue on GitHub in open repository.
1:51 However, if you are running your business off of a private repository,
1:55 you've upgraded your GitHub account, created a private repository,
1:58 no one will be able to see your repository
2:00 and they won't be able to file any issues against it,
2:03 if you're working with other people on your team, or you've hired some contractors
2:06 and you want them to be able to handle issues, you need to add a collaborator.
2:10 The way to add a collaborator is to go up into settings on your specific repository
2:14 and click the collaborators menu item, you will see a text box here,
2:18 and you can add either a GitHub username or an email address
2:21 and we'll send them a notification they've been added as a collaborator
2:24 and they can either accept or reject that.
2:27 I am going to show an example right now, I'll add Michael to this repository,
2:29 he is not currently a collaborator, there is no collaborators on this project,
2:32 as we can see here. I'll click "Add collaborator", and now he is going to get an invite
2:36 to become a collaborator on this project, once he has accepted that,
2:41 he has full access to the project, he can handle issues, modify any of the code,
2:45 so you don't want to just add anybody as a collaborator,
2:47 only add the folks that you trust and then any general issues
2:50 that you want to track, you can have an open repository
2:54 where people can file those issues, you don't have to add them as collaborators.
2:57 So that is all you need to do, in order to add issues,
3:59 and handle invites for collaborators on your project
3:02 and you can add as many collaborators as you want.