Whether you’re a team of one or are part of a team distributed across several continents, it is imperative that you adapt a version control system and begin using it with the same level of regularity as you might your favorite IDE.
In his Web Developer’s Virtual Library (WDVL) article, Jason Gilmore introduces you to Git, the open source version control system created by none other than Linux project founder Linus Torvalds. Git currently is driven by hundreds of contributors from around the globe, and it manages many of the world’s largest software projects, including Android, the Linux Kernel, Perl, and Ruby on Rails.
Why use Git over other quite capable version control systems such as Bazaar, Mercurial, or Subversion? Gilmore states: “primarily because I find it so darned easy to use compared with many of the aforementioned solutions”