Does anyone have a bare minimum template, so I can see what at the minimum should be included?
Could anyone show me a useful guide to understand how to upload to Github through my laptop ie. not having to update repository manually, when I make changes to the package? I have heard about Gitlab, is that what I should use?
Thanks for your time, even if the questions are a bit too basic.
To help you out with some stuff I think it sounds like is confusing
you from your post, here’s some general basic definitions and explanation.
“Git” is a piece of software and a protocol. It’s the most common
modern-day “version control system”, meaning that it’s used to track
change to a set of files in such a way that you can rollback (or roll
forward) to other points in time easily. This set of files is called a
“repo”. In git, a repo is distributed; there can be many copies of the
repo and none of them is strictly speaking canonical.
Both Github and Gitlab are nothing more than services for hosting
copies of your git repos. You generally upload to them by "push"ing to
them with your local git client from a local repo. So the best
way to upload to Github from your laptop is going to be using either
the git commandline program or one of the graphical frontends to git.
For a person not used to the command line, a graphical frontend may be
easier to learn with. Unfortunately, I am not familiar enough with the
graphical options in this space to recommend a good option.
GitKraken is a great UI for intermediate to power Git users, but Git newbies should strongly consider sticking to Github Desktop. It only supports the bare minimum of interacting with your local git repo and syncing with Github, but that’s a good thing for beginners. And like GitKraken it also has a great undo function for minor mistakes.