Git — a superfast, free, and open-source-distributed version control system — manages repositories quickly and efficiently, making it painless to back up work. Don’t let a system crash ruin your day by not having a version control system for your next spectacular app. Git makes working with branching simple and effective, and it integrates into your workflow easily. Eclipse plug-ins exist to help manage your Git repository from within the Eclipse IDE. Although Git is distributed, you’ll likely want a remote location where the Git repository is stored. You can obtain a free, private Git repository from Projectlocker (
) or Unfuddle (
). If your code is open source, you can create free repositories on Github.com.