What is Git? Our beginner’s guide to version control


This article delves into the basics of using Git, a widely preferred version control system (VCS) that tracks file changes over time. As an example, the article uses a resume that has multiple different versions - with Git, only a single file is needed as all changes are tracked in this main resume file. To get started with Git, the article instructs on how to download the software, set it up, and introduces some basic terminal commands. The difference between Git and GitHub is also explained, implying that Git manages local operations while GitHub assists with code collaboration in the cloud. The article ends by encouraging users to get a GitHub Certification for added professional credibility.

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