Dealing with a server of your own

But we have another alternative to using UNC servers for our work. We can have virtual server space on the GitHub servers as a place to try out things we want to do, especially in the following session.

Sign up for a GitHub account and log into CodeAnywhere


GitHub is a platform that allows for users to keep copies of their open source, plaintext repositories online, in a single centralized location. It also adds a social interaction layer to the process of managing version-controlled source files.

It is useful for (and used by) software development projects as well as other plaintext-based projects, such as collaborative authoring of books and articles.

It is particularly good for keeping track of projects that involve both plaintext source code or markup and files related to work that will be published using that code.

When you sign up for it, you can set up a repository locally

Please read about the basics of GitHub if you think you will be interested in using it.

Orsini, Lauren. “GitHub For Beginners: Don’t Get Scared, Get Started.” ReadWrite. Last modified September 30, 2013.
The article is a useful review resource.

You may also find this list of useful commands to be helpful

Depending upon interest, we may use either Opal or GitHub in class next time.