APPENDIX C

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Git

Developers normally work in teams. You write plenty of code; sometimes you test some and decide to delete it, and other times you decide to stick to it. Managing this can be a painful process, which is why you can use Source Control Management (SCM) software: to help you focus on what you do best—writing beautiful code. Git is rapidly becoming the preferred SCM of developers everywhere.

What Is Source Control Management?

SCM software helps you keep track of code changes and gives you the ability to easily collaborate on that code with your teammates. The two main features of any SCM are:

  • Versioning:When you’re using SCM for your ...

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