Git: The Popular Open-Source Version Control Software


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The history of Git

There are five important version control systems that predate Git that I want us to look at. There have been many others over the years, but these are some of the most popular and the most influential. The first of these is SCCS, it wasn't the first, but it was the first to become popular. It was released in 1972 and was developed by AT&T and bundled free with Unix. Now Unix was also free, and as a consequence it spread quickly to places like universities, so therefore universities also taught their students how to do version control using SCCS. So if you were writing Unix programs that's what you learned to use.

And then when these students left the universities to go work in jobs, the Version Control System that they were familiar with, and they took with them, was SCCS, so you can see why it became very popular. We talked about very primitive version control earlier, that you might have something like a budget, and you might save version 1 of the budget and version 2 and version 3 jus...

The history of Git
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