Before we start working on our app, let’s create a GitHub repository for this project. It’s a good way to store our code and we’ll use this repository later to automate deploying our app.
Create a New Github Repo
Let’s head over to GitHub. Make sure you are signed in and hit New repository.
Give your repository a name, in our case we are calling it
demo-notes-app. Next hit Create repository.
Once your repository is created, copy the repository URL. We’ll need this soon.
In our case the URL is:
Initialize Your New Repo
Now head back to your project and use the following command to initialize your new repo.
$ git init
Add the existing files.
$ git add .
Create your first commit.
$ git commit -m "First commit"
Link it to the repo you created on GitHub.
$ git branch -M main $ git remote add origin REPO_URL
REPO_URL is the URL we copied from GitHub in the steps above. You can verify that it has been set correctly by doing the following.
$ git remote -v
Finally, let’s push our first commit to GitHub using:
$ git push -u origin main
Now we are ready to build our backend!