What is Git?
Git is a free open source distributed version control system that’s fast, scalable, powerful and capable of efficiently handling large scale projects.
Why use Git?
- Branching is easy
- New feature? Create a branch and start working on it immediately. Jump between branches. Merge branches back into the main branch.
- Greater visibility
- View commit history and see which lines of code were changed for a particular bug fix; instead of having a large set of changes that fixed numerous different bugs.
- Git’s lightening fast
- Simply put, everything about Git is rapid. It won’t slow you down and won’t get in the way of you doing what you do best, developing!
- Git’s flexible
- Create a local copy of an entire section of a repository including history. Changes can be made (without dependency on network access or a central server) and committed from one repository to another.
Git thrives in a "disconnected" world e.g. when using a laptop. Many open source developers work this way so it's a natural fit.
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How We Can Help
In order to benefit from Git, organisations need to understand and move to true distributed development, adapting their centralised methods to a distributed model.
Clearvision offers commercial Git support, Git Training, Git Consulting and a range of Git products.
It's important to note that no solution is ideal for every organisation, Git is not a straightforward replacement for a centralised version control system like Subversion.