10 tips on Git's version control: What you should know about Git and version management

Version control affects most organisations, here's how to make the most of Git's open source offering

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The market for version control – an integral part of software development – has gone through a lot of changes in the past few years, one of the biggest being the rise in popularity of Git, the open source version control system originating from the Linux community but now used by developers in all kinds of organisations worldwide.

It has a lot to commend itself: it’s cheap, fast to get set up and gives developers rapid, flexible version control. However, there are some caveats, many of which can be overcome with the right approach. 

Git has a lot to offer and it’s introduced a new generation of developers to the power of version control.

However, it does have downsides. When scale and complexity are involved, then Git’s limitations around management, associated costs, security and flexibility need to be addressed.

Here are 10 things you should know about version control...

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