Git is decentralized version control software. It is free software created by Linus Torvalds, author of the Linux kernel, and distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2. As of 2016, it is the most popular version control software that is used by more than twelve million people.
Versioning one's code, what is the point?
One of the main reasons, is to be able to follow the evolutions of the code of one's application, of one's website, and if need be, to be able to understand how a bug could have been introduced and when.
Why should you use it
- The regular backup aspect of the code, the versioning is essential in development. Whether that development is web or application development. A hard drive failure could be fatal, especially to meet delivery deadlines. An unnecessary risk to take
- Git offers a collaborative aspect that is quickly essential, especially if you have at least several developers on a single project. Today, Git is essential to a majority of companies, unless it is composed of developers who live at the bottom of a cave, but this is just a myth.
- It allows you to keep track of previous developments, to follow the evolutions in progress, ideal for a project monitoring