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Getting started with GitHub Apps #1

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commented Jun 4, 2019

Welcome to Getting started with GitHub Apps

We're going to work together to learn about GitHub Apps! We'll do this in this repository, which is a collection of resources - games to be specific. Before we start using real GitHub applications, let's get some foundations out of the way.

New to GitHub?

For this course, you'll need to know how to create a branch on GitHub, commit changes using Git, and open a pull request on GitHub. If you need a refresher on the GitHub flow, check out the Introduction to GitHub course.

Application vs GitHub Application

There are many types of applications, like the apps you might have on your phone. In this course, we'll focus on GitHub Applications, apps designed to work on GitHub.

GitHub Apps allow you to change GitHub's surface-level functionality through webhooks and GitHub's APIs. GitHub Apps act as top-layer tools that you can use to customize and automate routine processes.

Please note that GitHub Apps are very different from OAuth Apps. These have a different installation flow and have different rules around how they handle their data and access. If you'd like to learn more, check out the documentation on the differences between GitHub and OAuth Apps.

Step 1: Get familiar with GitHub Apps

To learn more about GitHub Apps, you will install two on this repository. Make sure to install the apps on this repository only. Don't apply them to everything you have access to.

⌨️ Activity: Install your first apps 🎉

  1. Install the WIP app to this repository
  2. Install the Request Info app to this repository
  3. Close this issue

After installing, close this issue and look for my response below

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commented Jun 4, 2019

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commented Jun 4, 2019

Nice work installing the apps on your repo. Now that the apps have been installed we need to tie the actions we perform on our repository with the apps. In the next step we will begin creating a connection between our repository, the actions we perform on it, and our new apps.

Go look for the next set of instructions in your first pull request

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