The Power of GIT | Innovation On The Run

Posted on July 16, 2008 in How-to

Started working with git for the first time last week and I am really impressed at how powerful the tool is.  I’ve been interested in using a distributed version control system like git, darcs, or mercurial for a while, but I have been turned off on actually making the move because of the lack of integration with these version control systems and other software (bug tracking, automated build software, etc.).  Also, as a manager, I did not want to have to retrain a whole team of developers on a new version control system.
But enter git-svn which allows me to use git locally and Subversion for the distributed repository.  So now I get the best of both worlds, I can make my local branches and commits, but I don’t have to retrain my team or worry about integration as we still have all of the Subversion interfaces for interacting with the repository.