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Integrating GitHub on Visual Studio 2017 : Your First Repo, Commit, Push, and Pull

Lets get started publishing our VS2017 code to GitHub. If  your IDE is not yet configured to use GitHub, read this article as a starter. There are two ways to start contributing to the open source community via GitHub : clone or fork  an existing repository and start contributing and publish a new repo on GitHub. Creating a New Repository in GitHubCreate a new blank solution.  Make sure the Create New Git Repository option is checked.Once created, this will only reside on your local machine until we publish it online.  Go ahead and add a simple console app and test before start committing.  Note that VS2017 will automatically add a .gitignore file for the project. The Team Explorer pane should be displaying the new repo on the Local Repositories section. Double click on the repo to access the available actions. Changes - Use this to view code changes you have made in the project.Sync - Use these to initiate syncing between repositories. Such as fetching, pulling or pushing changes to…

Integrating GitHub on Visual Studio 2017 : Getting Started

For developers working on personal open source projects, GitHub has become the choice repository.  Sure we do love the geekiness of doing all our git related actions on the terminal ( command prompt for Windows ), but for productivity and efficiency, other developers would prefer an intuitive UI to save them from typing lengthy git commands. Luckily, there is a GitHub desktop app available for this. Yet, we developers, some times doesn't want to go out of our favorite IDE just to do a simple commit or pull while our mind is engaged on cranking the code that will save the world. Good thing, our friends are Microsoft are generous enough providing third party developers to create extensions or add-ins for their beloved Visual Studio. GitHub, thus, gave us a GitHub extension that can be integrated to Visual Studio 2017. The extension does not offer us out of this world features, just a way to do the git processes within Visual Studio. The good thing about it is it integrates seamlessl…