Using Git for revision control
For the rest I’m giving some help on how to start from scratch.
First of all I recommend some reading on Revision Control so that you understand what I’m talking about.
Start by going to Git download page and get the proper one for your system, there’s a Windows, Mac and Linux version.
Next step, to configure it.
Navigate to your projects folder and do something like:
Now add some file on the folder, a readme.txt or something like that and do this:
There you have it, readme.txt is now part of the repository.
Git keeps an historic of what was changed =)
For using Git you don’t require to have a dedicated machine for this but for obvious reasons it’s nice to have a web repository that you can access anywhere you go. Let’s say you are working on your desktop, need to go away for a week, you push everything to the server, and keep working on your laptop. Cool right?
I’ve used a couple of online services and lately I’ve switched to github. It’s entirely free if you want to do open-source code or don’t care if others see it. If you need private repositories there are cheap plans available.
I’ll do a more detailed post another time with some of the advanced features.