Since you happen to be reading through the opening pages of Foundation Version Control for Web Developers then it's safe to say you have some interest in finding out a little bit more about version control. It may be true that this new interest isn't actually your own, but instead comes from a friend, colleague, or employer who thinks getting a bit more knowledge on the subject would be beneficial to you. Either way, throughout the course of this book you'll be walked through the basics of version control using Subversion (SVN), Mercurial, and Git, getting to know each of them a little better as the chapters go on. I'll cover setting up a development environment first, just in case you're really new to the development scene, then ...

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