Archive for October, 2008

Source Control with Git

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

I’ve been using version control for various projects for quite a while now. Basically, it lets you (and your co-developers) track your changes, who added what, merge conflicts, as well as going back in time and reverting your code base to its previous state.

Typically (in Subversion and CVS for example) you will have a central server which all the developers check their code in to. For a project not too long ago I was required to learn git, a distributed version control system. There were a number of reasons for doing so, but the most important (well, in my opinion) are: (more…)