A handshake is a check for continuity between two different parts of the course. In this handshake, we’re going to check any important work done in the Fundamentals module is carried over to the Software Development Course.
A handshake isn’t the responsibility of a single individual: it is your collective responsibility as a cohort to check that you transition smoothly between two different sections of the course.
Here are some checks:
- Double-check that the “XX X Rota” spreadsheet you created in Fundamentals is bookmarked in your new cohort Slack channel
You will use Git continually as a developer.
You can open a terminal and run the command
git -v to double check you have Git installed.
If it is installed successfully, you should get a version number (which may not be exactly the same as this example, but should look similar):
git version 2.40.0
Otherwise, you will need to ask for support on your Slack channel.
We use VS Code to write all of our code in the course. It is known as an Integrated Developer Environment (IDE) and really helps you write great code!
You’ll need to create a CYF folder to store your projects on the course.
- Open a terminal on your computer.
For each of the steps below, you’ll need to use the command line in your terminal.
Use this cli documentation to remember terminal commands.
In your terminal, print your current working directory.
List the files and folders in your current working directory.
You’ll need a place to store your work for the CYF course.
Make a new directory called
cyfin your home directory.
Change directory into the
Double check you’re in the right place by printing your current working directory.