Chapter 5Versioning Systems

In this chapter, we’ll cover versioning systems. In particular, we’ll be talking about Git and GitHub, as those are by far the most popular two tools in use as far as versioning and code sharing are concerned.

If you’re an active user of Git and/or GitHub and are familiar with both the importance and use of versioning systems in general, feel free to skip this chapter. Otherwise, I strongly advise you to read it as it’s easy to absorb, and absolutely essential in your future work.

If you didn’t read the previous chapter―though it is recommended that you do, so please don’t skip it―install the following tools before proceeding:

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