What Should I Know About This Dive?
Congrats! You are thinking about pursuing (or continuing your pursuit of) Git/Github! Awesome you!

A lot of people get this confused, but Git and Github are not the same thing, although they are related to each other. Git is a version-control system that you download locally to help manage your code. Github is a cloud-based site that can be connected to your Git and also host code online.

If you have no idea what we are talking about, don’t worry!  That’s the purpose of this handbook.  Both are important to learn so that you can manage your code better and collaborate with other coders. Usually, if you’re working on a team, you will need to use Git/Github (or something similar). Even if you code individually, it is still a good idea to use it so that your code is backed up.

So in answer to your question, the answer is yes, Yes, YES! Learn Git/Github already!  

If you're ready to move forward with Git/Github, we are proud to share with you this completely free online compendium of resources to help you get started with, improve, and ultimately master Git/Github.

To that end, on the pages to come, you will find a bunch of truly helpful Git/Github resources, each answering a key question you need the answer to. We also provide a list of resources, broken down by level: beginner, intermediate, and advanced, to ensure you get the support you need, no matter at what level you may find yourself.

Where do the resources come from? Our members and staff. We individually screen every resource prior to posting to ensure high quality and to verify the authenticity of each. If it's listed, it means a) one of our Break Diving members has used the resource and highly recommends it, and b) the listed resource has in some way supported the growth of Break Diving and believes in our mission (or at the very least, has not actively refused to support our mission). You can trust that each resource we list is legitimate, and has our Break Diving seal of approval. If you have any issues with any of the resources listed, please reach out and let us know!

That all being said, it's time to take a deep dive into Git/Github. Ready?