by Tim Duckett
We all know that backups are a Good Thing, right? You DO backup your work, don't you?
But what if you could combine backups with the ultimate in Ctrl-Z undo-and-fix-the-monumental-cockup-you've-just-made, together with version tracking, sharing and el-neato throwaway "what happens if I just try this" branching?
Source code management isn't just for hairy hardcore C++ software engineers. It can save your life (or at least your work) even if you're just a lowly web coder.
In this lightning introduction to source code management using Git, Tim (himself a lowly web coder) will attempt to convince you that while backups are Good, Git is Even Better.
27th April 2011