Wednesday, December 11, 2013

StartUp with GIT (Source Code Management)

What is GIT
Git /ɡɪt/ is a software for the distributed revision control and source code management (SCM) system.

Every Git working directory is a full-fledged repository with complete history and full version tracking capabilities, not dependent on network access or a central server.

Subversion allows you to check out just a subtree of a repository; Git requires you to clone the entire repository (including history) and create a working copy that mirrors at least a subset of the items under version control.

Why GIT is named as GIT
Random three-letter combination that is pronounceable, and not actually used by any common UNIX command. The fact that it is a mispronunciation of "get" may or may not be relevant.