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10 Ways Git Version Control Can Streamline Your Writing Projects

Dec 22, 2010, 01:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jason Gilmore)

"Establishing a rigorous version control process is a standard part of any software project, and Git is a powerful system for enabling such version control. But Git's advantages extend beyond just software development. For instance, I use Git to manage all of my writing projects, including books and my articles published on Developer.com (including this one). Git offers writers a fantastic set of features for producing material in an impressively fast, efficient and organized manner. In this article I'll introduce you to 10 Git tips and tricks I regularly apply within my own writing projects! Even if you're using Git solely for software development, you'll still be able to apply these tips to your projects!

"1. Stashing Incomplete Changes

"Distractions are a standard part of any writing projects, and I often need to switch gears and work on another part of the project before completing the current task. For instance, suppose you were in the midst of working on a new section of documentation, and suddenly notice a rather misleading statement in the installation section. It would be a good idea to fix the error immediately and make those changes available to users, but you're not yet finished with the new section. What to do?"

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