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developerWorks: Manage Source Code Using Git

Aug 30, 2006, 04:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eli M. Dow)

"To be an effective software developer in any modern software development project, you must be able to develop concurrently with other project contributors. Source code management (SCM) systems are not a new idea. Many attempts have been made to write software that allows future software projects to be developed faster and easier. Most modern source code management solutions include revision control systems to allow retractions of source code changes that turn out to be detrimental to the project, or to simply track who changed what lines of code. Revision control systems attempt to address the problem posed by developers trying to alter a file simultaneously, preventing users from overwriting each others' alterations. Many of the currently popular solutions for source code management try to address failures in previous SCM solutions..."

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