My personal journey of how I came to source control management, also known as version control, is likely a familiar and tragic story to many.
Many of my attempts at controlling revisions to my code in my early years of learning web development went a little like this:
Just four steps. Rock solid, right?
You probably know how this story ends. At some point, I needed to revert back to a previously saved version of a site I was working on and my four-step zipping process failed me. Looking at it now, it seems obvious:
Fortunately, there is a better way to manage code.
In case you haven’t been introduced, source control management software can be described as “Wikipedia for your code.” When you edit a page in Wikipedia, you and others can see the revisions, roll back to previous edits, make comments, and track the ...