When we write code it can be saved to our local machine or perhaps to some place such as Microsoft OneDrive, Google Drive or DropBox, just like other files we create. That may be fine if it’s just us doing some coding, but not if we’re part of a team working together to develop an automation framework and tests. In that event we need some method of storage that allows the code to be distributed across the team’s development systems and some way to introduce aspects such as version control, perhaps code review flags and help files.
GitHub is our solution for that and it integrates into Visual Studio 2017 CE that we downloaded and installed in the previous Set-up step. GitHub is a web based, distributed source code management (DSCM) tool – and it’s free. Let’s set up an account, a code repository and link that ‘repo’ to VS2107.