Master version control with Git – tutorial

Git has become so popular so quickly, it’s easy to have missed out on why you should integrate it into your coding (and writing) life. We’re going to get you quickly up to speed about why Git is special, and how to use it – and we hope to return to Git in future months to cover other ways in which Git can help you keep organised.

Git is a distributed version control system, famously written by Linus Torvalds after the BitKeeper debacle left the Linux kernel in need of a capable home. Now, through GitHub and a dozen other popular repositories that make it social to store and share code, Git is becoming the default choice for distributed version control and source management of new projects.