Version control with Git

Git is another version control system that is rapidly gaining popularity. It is architecturally different from Subversion, in that it is an example of a distributed version control system (DVCS). It is popular in open source projects for several reasons, which are as follows:

  • It is fast
  • It supports large development teams
  • It allows developers to work without a connection to a central repository
  • It's widely used in the open source community
  • It's free
  • It's atomic (like Subversion)—either your whole commit goes into the repository or nothing does. Since ADF projects consist of many interdependent files, this is very much desirable

To use Git, you need the Git software. Since the system is distributed and every user has a complete ...

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