Chapter 4

The Benefits of Version Control

Now that you've got all your systems installed, it's time to look at the benefits you gain from version control. In this chapter I will cover some of the terms mentioned in previous chapters in more detail.

Having a backup of your files

The main benefit of version control is having a backup of your files. I don't think anybody would argue with you if you wanted to say that having a backup of your files is a good idea. It seems to be somewhat common practice now: everyone backs up their work. No matter what you're working on, or what you're using, you always want to keep some kind of backup—or you will ...

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