STARWEST 2016 Tutorial - How Testers Master Git and GitHub | TechWell


Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 8:30am to 4:30pm

How Testers Master Git and GitHub

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GitHub—a powerful online collaboration, code review, code management, and version control service based on the open source Git tool—is the new business card for professional developers working on software projects. That's why job interviewers often look to GitHub to gauge a potential development hire's creativity, popularity, capability, and tenacity. Today’s testers need to learn about and use GitHub, too. Join Wilson Mar as he examines the major GitHub repositories testers should know about. In this hands-on tutorial, you’ll learn why and how GitHub is being used for most open source projects and many private projects. It’s where teams file and manage project issues and bugs. On GitHub, they can save all project code and documentation with full version control and sophisticated branching and merging capabilities. Learn special tips you can use to markup document text and raise issues. Gain skills at commenting and editing test code that is increasingly mingled with procedural code. Leave with an understanding of what Git and GitHub are all about, and how you can participate and share your testing expertise on the projects of your choice.

Note: Delegates are strongly encouraged to bring a Windows or Mac computer to this tutorial.

Wilson Mar

Wilson Mar has been building and bringing enterprise applications to market on major platforms—from mobile to server clouds—as an architect, developer, performance tester, and manager. His website ( provides concise, in-depth advice on leading technologies. For the last 3 years, Wilson has been refining his training techniques on Git and GitHub so that attendees quickly understand its intricacies.