Working with teams can be quite challenging if there is no process in place to review and check code before it is merged, or more importantly to prevent ominous code from getting to production.
One important tool that can make collaboration with other developers hassle free, is a version control system. The most popular system at the time of writing this article, is Git.
Git is a system used for tracking changes in files and coordinating work on those files among multiple people; it is primarily used for source code management in development. It is free, open source and it handles everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency.
Over the years, I’ve seen developers use different workflows for Git. They usually include Basic, Feature Branch only, Feature Branch & Merge requests, Gitflow and Forking workflow. You can read up on these concepts here. But in pursuit of streamlining and automating our workflow from development to production, whilst working with other developers on your project, I would recommend using Gitflow.
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& so I was sitting and pondering upon which revision control system I should deploy for an ongoing project, seeing that I’ll be needing someone to work on my application UI design in the near future, when my good friend Sola Ajayi, an avid & well matured developer swayed me towards Git. After much persuasion on the benefits, I decided to give it a go, and I’m certainly glad I did.
So what is Git?
Git is a free & open source, distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency.
Git is used for version control of files, much like tools such as Mercurial, Bazaar, Subversion, CVS, Perforce, and Team Foundation Server.
I have a shared dedicated hosting plan with Godaddy.com, while my actual development files are local on my system. I needed a scenario where once i’m done with a web-dev session, I would only upload files I modified and keep track of those changes rather than the whole project. Continue Reading “Installing Git on Godaddy”