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Old Jan 20, 2013, 06:09 PM   #1
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Really glad I'm using version control now

I only wish I had discovered the wonders of VCS earlier... I just started a new project, hosted on Google Code, using Git for the source code repository. This makes my life MUCH easier. Reverting back to a older version is far easier to do now, should I ever need to do that. Also, I can easily see how my code has changed over time. I've only made 2 commits so far, one initial and one to fix a bug. I'm already liking Git, now that I have figured out how to use it.
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 09:32 PM   #2
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I enjoy the snapshot feature built into Xcode. I don't use it often enough, though.

Does Xcode have the same Mountain Lion version tracking features that apps like TextEdit and Pages have?
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 06:13 AM   #3
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Oddly enough, this is a Java project in Eclipse. So I couldn't tell you, as I have not messed with Xcode enough to know.
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 02:14 PM   #4
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Two pieces of advice . . .

Source control is great and can radically improve your productivity. It can also change your programming style to be more experimental and fearless. Two pieces of advice:

1. Practice reverting your code to earlier versions - make a small change (say to a comment), commit it, then roll back to the pre-change version. Do this a few times;

2. Once you're familiar with git, use an app that gives you a visual indication of your commit structure. Try SourceTree or Tower. Both will go into your git repository and show you a tree of what you committed and each commit's relationship to its parent and child commits.
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I would love to learn to use GIT. Right now when I finish a project I will copy it and zip the original project in case I need to revisit it. I have wanted to learn / use it as I improve my projects. Are there any good tutorials for getting started using it, and how to use it out there that you guys recommend?
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 04:24 PM   #6
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Source control is great and can radically improve your productivity. It can also change your programming style to be more experimental and fearless. Two pieces of advice:

1. Practice reverting your code to earlier versions - make a small change (say to a comment), commit it, then roll back to the pre-change version. Do this a few times;

2. Once you're familiar with git, use an app that gives you a visual indication of your commit structure. Try SourceTree or Tower. Both will go into your git repository and show you a tree of what you committed and each commit's relationship to its parent and child commits.
I am using SourceTree right now. Never reverted a commit before - thanks for the advice. I'll give that a try.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 09:08 AM   #7
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Had to chime in here. Yes!!! Source control is a huge life saver.

I use SourceTree (GIT) for every programming need. I keep sourcetree open in a separate desktop, write code, test, swipe to sourcetree, commit with short change log, back to coding. Easy peasy.
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