Git and GitHub – Example of Using GitHub in a Project – Collaboration Part

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Step 6. Creating GITHUB Accounts Other Users

Every user that needs to work in the repository will need to create a GITHUB account. Follow Step 1 to create new accounts. However, instead of creating a new repository they will clone the one that was created in step 2.

Step 7. Adding Collaborators

The owner of the repository will have to login to to add the the github ids of the collaborators created in Step 6.

Login and select the repository.

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Then select settings and then collaborators.


Type the GIT ids of all collaborators and press add collaborator.


Step 7. Collaborators clone the GITHUB repository

After creating their own GITHUB account, installing the GITHUB tool, and having been added as collaborators, the students will need to clone their repository.

First the students will have to set the path of the folder where the repository will be cloned to.

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After that, they clone the repository by finding first the repository to clone in the the filters dialog.


The repository will be cloned and the files of the repository will be downloaded in the selected folder.

Step 8. Editing the shared file

The student will browse to the folder where the repository was cloned and the student will open using usng Canopy, IDLE or a any other editor.


In this picture we show adding the Refrigerator’s commission using Canopy.


Finally, save the file.

Step 9. Collaborators push the the files to the repository.

After modifying the file and saving it, the collaborator will go to the github tool and open it.


Then, commit the changes of the new refrigerator commission function and then push them to the github repository so other collaborators can see the changes.

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After the changes have been pushed you will see the summary of the change as part of the History of the repository.


Step 10. Other collaborators will get the changes.

Other collaborators will get the changes by using the github tool and syncing the changes. Open the github tool and select the repository. Then press Sync. That is going to bring the latest changes.

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All the collaborators will need to sync the changes of each other after they have been submitted.