It’s a song I sing to my son. But it matters at work too.
That’s why today I’ve downloaded SourceTree so I can connect to Bitbucket and use a git client for my development. I need an automated way to do version control using multiple systems etc. So that puts me into the DVCS realm.
YES. I love vi and working on the command line, but there are just too many projects that I need to touch here, there…
Now it’s been awhile since I did anything in a svn-type environment (hello 2009). SVN is Apache’s subversion software revision control, etc. I just remember the ability to keep (or commit) changes or rollback (to save your hide.) So I’m checking Bitbucket to determine whether or not the marketing language, “Use Git-flow and Hg-flow with ease. Keep your repositories cleaner and your development more efficient with SourceTree’s intuitive interface to Git and Hg’s ‘branchy’ development model. A consistent development process, right out of the box!” is true. Yup. I’d count myself as a newcomer, it might be like riding a bike NEXT WEEK… but if I can commit, push, pull, and merge…WHOA.
I’ll be happy if it does diff without my having to think of it. Furthermore, there have been a few times in the past two months when multiple deadlines loom that I know, I *fixed* that or *that worked on Friday* occurred but I just could not remember what I did. Why not roll back? Yes. Let’s do that. Let’s roll back.
“Clean up, clean up…”
What do you have to do?
- Install a few command line tools
- Set up my accounts
- Work through a tutorial