Git leads Source Code Management (SCM)

Git has emerged a strong contender for SCM. Previous commonly used SCM are:

  • CVS
  • SVN
  • Mercurial
  • Bazaar
  • Perforce
  • SourceSafe

Git was another brain-child of Linus Tovalds, and was created to support linux development. Previously, linux development used xxxx. (mercurial).

The features that make Git exceptional are:

  • Branching
  • Local Repository
  • Distributed SCM
  • Fast
  • Small Footprint
  • Staging Area
  • Workflow – caters for various types of development WF.
  • Easy to Learn
  • Lots of Tools