Importance of Git for a Programmer

What is git

Git is a version control system (VCS) in which we can do tracking changes in project directory and manage source code. It is free and open source. A complete long-term change history of every file. This means every change made by many individuals over the years. Git takes snapshots of a project, and stores those snapshots as unique versions. Git is designed for distributed development. If you’re involved with a project you can clone the project’s Git repository, and then work on it as if it was the only copy in existence. Every developer’s working copy of the code is also a repository that can contain the full history of all changes.

Why We Use Git

There are many tools available in market right now like Git to revision control and SCM (source code management) but why Git is most popular ? Well the reason is :

  • Git keeps old versions for you if some developer did any mistake in code then you’ll always have previous version to fix it
  • Multiple developers can work together, once they write code in their local machine and commit it then other developers can pull it easily.
  • Large developers community and online websites to upload your source codes or get others source codes to make your work easier
  • Lots of software available for both who comfortable with command line and for others GUI tools
  • Easy and clear documentation to get started with Git will not use much bandwidth you don’t have to connect with your server always you just need to connect to push code when you are done

Git-Specific Commands

Since Git was designed with a big project like Linux in mind, there are a lot of Git commands. However, to use the basics of Git, you’ll only need to know a few terms. They all begin the same way, with the word “git.”

What is GitHub?

GitHub is a code hosting platform for version control and collaboration. It lets you and others work together on projects from anywhere.

Advantages of GitHub

GitHub can be separated as the Git and the Hub. GitHub service includes access controls as well as collaboration features like task management, repository hosting, and team management.

  • It is easy to contribute to open source projects via GitHub.
  • It helps to create an excellent document.
  • You can attract the recruiter by showing off your work. If you have a profile on GitHub, you will have a higher chance of being recruited.
  • It allows your work to get out there in front of the public.

GitHub vs. Git

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