Create a new repository
Cloud Source Repositories: Qwik Start
Google Cloud Source Repositories provides Git version control to support collaborative development of any application or service. In this lab, you will create a local Git repository that contains a sample file, add a Google Source Repository as a remote, and push the contents of the local repository. You will use the source browser included in Source Repositories to view your repository files from within the Cloud Console.
Setup and Requirements
Before you click the Start Lab button
Read these instructions. Labs are timed and you cannot pause them. The timer, which starts when you click Start Lab, shows how long Google Cloud resources will be made available to you.
This hands-on lab lets you do the lab activities yourself in a real cloud environment, not in a simulation or demo environment. It does so by giving you new, temporary credentials that you use to sign in and access Google Cloud for the duration of the lab.
To complete this lab, you need:
- Access to a standard internet browser (Chrome browser recommended).
- Time to complete the lab---remember, once you start, you cannot pause a lab.
How to start your lab and sign in to the Google Cloud Console
Click the Start Lab button. If you need to pay for the lab, a pop-up opens for you to select your payment method. On the left is the Lab Details panel with the following:
- The Open Google Console button
- Time remaining
- The temporary credentials that you must use for this lab
- Other information, if needed, to step through this lab
Click Open Google Console. The lab spins up resources, and then opens another tab that shows the Sign in page.
Tip: Arrange the tabs in separate windows, side-by-side.
Note: If you see the Choose an account dialog, click Use Another Account.
If necessary, copy the Username from the Lab Details panel and paste it into the Sign in dialog. Click Next.
Copy the Password from the Lab Details panel and paste it into the Welcome dialog. Click Next.
Important: You must use the credentials from the left panel. Do not use your Google Cloud Skills Boost credentials. Note: Using your own Google Cloud account for this lab may incur extra charges.
Click through the subsequent pages:
- Accept the terms and conditions.
- Do not add recovery options or two-factor authentication (because this is a temporary account).
- Do not sign up for free trials.
After a few moments, the Cloud Console opens in this tab.
Activate Cloud Shell
Cloud Shell is a virtual machine that is loaded with development tools. It offers a persistent 5GB home directory and runs on the Google Cloud. Cloud Shell provides command-line access to your Google Cloud resources.
Click Activate Cloud Shell at the top of the Google Cloud console.
It takes a few moments to provision and connect to the environment. When you are connected, you are already authenticated, and the project is set to your PROJECT_ID. The output contains a line that declares the PROJECT_ID for this session:
gcloud is the command-line tool for Google Cloud. It comes pre-installed on Cloud Shell and supports tab-completion.
(Optional) You can list the active account name with this command:
(Optional) You can list the project ID with this command:
gcloud, in Google Cloud, refer to the gcloud CLI overview guide.
Task 1. Create a new repository
Start a new session in Cloud Shell and run the following command to create a new Cloud Source Repository named
You can safely ignore any billing warnings for creating repositories.
Test Completed Task
Click Check my progress to verify your performed task. If you have created a new repository you will see an assessment score.
Task 2. Clone the new repository into your Cloud Shell session
Clone the contents of your new Cloud Source Repository to a local repo in your Cloud Shell session:
gcloud source repos clone command adds Cloud Source Repositories as a remote named origin and clones it into a local Git repository.
Task 3. Push to the Cloud Source Repository
Go into the local repository you created:
Run the following command to create a file
myfile.txtin your local repository:
Commit the file using the following Git commands:
Your output should resemble the following:
Once you've committed code to the local repository, add its contents to Cloud Source Repositories using the
Git pushes the sample application files from the
masterbranch to the
Task 4. Browse files in the Google Cloud Source Repository
Use the Google Cloud Source Repositories source code browser to view repository files. You can filter your view to focus on a specific branch, tag, or comment.
- Browse the sample files you pushed to the repository by opening the Navigation menu and selecting Source Repositories.
The console shows the files in the master branch at the most recent commit.
Task 5. View a file in the Google Cloud repository
myfile.txtto view the file's contents in the source code browser.
Task 6. Test your understanding
Below are multiple-choice questions to reinforce your understanding of this lab's concepts. Answer them to the best of your abilities.
Finish your quest
This self-paced lab is part of the Baseline: Deploy & Develop or DevOps Essentials quests. A quest is a series of related labs that form a learning path. Completing a quest earns you a badge to recognize your achievement. You can make your badge or badges public and link to them in your online resume or social media account. Enroll in any quest that contains this lab and get immediate completion credit. See the Google Cloud Skills Boost catalog to see all available quests.
Next steps / Learn more
This lab is also part of a series of labs called Qwik Starts. These labs are designed to give you a little taste of the many features available with Google Cloud. Search for "Qwik Starts" in the Google Cloud Skills Boost catalog to find the next lab you'd like to take!
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Manual Last Updated July 13, 2022
Lab Last Tested August 18, 2021
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