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How To Configure Git & GitHub On Your Mac

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As a developer, you probably use Git and GitHub all the time. In this short tutorial, we’ll make sure that’s all set up correctly, and walk you through how to connect the two together on your Mac. Specifically, we'll explain:

  • Configuring your name and email address
  • Connecting Git to your GitHub account with SSH keys
  • Testing your connection

Install Git First

The first thing you'll need to do, before watching the video, is install Git on your Mac. It's a really simple process that takes a few minutes, and you can download the installer from the Git website.

Once installed, you can go ahead and watch the video to set everything up, configure some useful settings, and connect to GitHub!

Watch the Tutorial

Watch the Full Course

Getting a new Mac is one of the best things that can happen to anyone, but especially a developer. Since you use your computer all day, it's important to have the best one possible.

But it is also important to set up your computer with all the tools and utilities you need to do your job most effectively. Git and GitHub are two of those, but you'll also want to consider code editors, terminal clients, databases and programming languages, and various other tools.

In the full course, A Developer's Guide to Setting Up a New Mac, you'll go through the steps of setting up all the important tools that every developer needs.

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