Keeping track of the various stages of a software program as it is created is vital, if only so that if you find that you’re taking the wrong approach to a programming task, you will want a way to get rid of the changes you made and go back to before you tried that approach. Version control allows this as well as other valuable actions related to managing the sometimes lengthy and complex process of making software. You will learn the various approaches to version control, and use it on your own projects. You'll learn:
"Version control is managing and tracking changes to a file. In the career of Software Development, It seems that it will be very rare to be working on one file, with only one person touching the file. So tracking the changes of code, managing who is editing and how to merge changes at the same time is critical. Overwriting someones changes or having yours, is the last thing anyone would want.
The tools of Git, and other Version Control Systems cover this as well as other tools that help software developers, collaborate to work with each other such as being able to assign tasks and view bug fixes. It seems like all companies are using a version control system, I use one in manufacturing in fact. So you better get familiar with it!" -Hank B.
Welcome to the final essay.
This course was created to rapidly teach a student what Version Control is in order to utilize it as a Software Developer.