GitHub refers to a code hosting platform that aims at version control and collaboration. It allows you and others for working together on projects from anywhere. It is not necessary to know how to code, use command line or install Git. Its main essentials are – repositories, branches, commits, pull requests and Git.
The repository can be used for storing a development project. It consists of folders and all types of files. It must have a licence file and a README file related to the project. The branch can be used for working with various version of a repository at one time. Repository already includes a master branch by default. New branches are useful for bug fixes and feature work different from the master branch. When changes are done, they can be merged with the master branch.
Changes are known as commits in GitHub. Every commit has a description that explains why a change has been done. Pull request can be used to propose that the changes you made have to be merged with the master. You will be able to see content differences, changes, inclusions in green and red color at pull requests. If you have a commit, you can open the pull request and start the discussion before the code gets finished.
However, users have been facing a lot of issues in GitHub. An error has popped up a lot of times which is the Error 801. Users have came up with different complaints related to the Error 801. Users said that they have been unable to login on GitHub because the Error 801 appears on their screen. The users are asked to restart the process of sign-in from the editor. A few users said that they entered Git push command and they were asked for credentials. The console then said that the login has failed and they cancelled the basic credential prompt by using Ctrl+C. After that, a popup opened saying that the extension GitHub wants to sign-in using GitHub. When they allowed it, the browser opened in a particular link and after clicking ‘Continue’ and entering ‘Credentials’, the Error Code 801 appeared on their screen. Well, if you are facing the same issue, you can try these steps to fix it by yourself –
- Log out from GitHub in your default browser if you are already logged in.
- Go to VS Code and try to sign-in through the extension.
- Select ‘Continue’ and try to log in again.