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IAP 2011 Activity

Git Will Make Your Life Easier
Geoffrey Thomas
Tue Jan 11, Thu Jan 13, 07-09:00pm, 1-115

No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Repeating event. Participants welcome at any session
Prereq: nontechnical computer literacy (Windows, Mac, or Linux).

Have you struggled with combining changes across a team of writers e-mailing edited documents back and forth? Or created dozens of "old", "old2", etc. copies of a file for yourself, and then forgot which is which? How do large software projects such as Firefox, Linux, and Athena deal with hundreds of developers and thousands of files? The answer is version control, a software technology that takes the hard work out of managing changes to files. We'll look at Git, a young decentralized version control system that is quickly becoming the standard, and how it can help you manage your own documents, whether just for yourself or for your team.
Web: http://stuff.mit.edu/iap/2009/git
Contact: Geoffrey Thomas, W20-557, x3-7788, sipb-iap-git@mit.edu
Sponsor: Student Information Processing Board
Cosponsor: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Latest update: 14-Dec-2010

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