Join Joe Chellman for an in-depth discussion in this video Next steps, part of Version Control for Everyone (2015).
- At this point, you have everything you need to get started managing your projects using Version Control. We use Git, but the techniques we covered will work with any similar software. Working with these tools helps you keep closer track of what you've been up to, which is very useful later on. Sometimes surprisingly so. Because you can always roll back and undo when things don't turn out well, you don't have to worry about a thing. Your experiments and your mistakes can be bolder knowing you have that safety net. Now by no means do you have to use exactly the software we've looked at or work in exactly that ways I've described.
My hope is that you'll get something useful out of this that will either help you in your work directly, or inspire you to find something similar, maybe even better, that will work for you. If you're interested in learning more about Version Control, you can check out a couple of other courses here on lynda.com. GitHub for Web Designers by James Williamson is designer focused and specifically helps you get up to speed on using GitHub's many helpful collaborative features. Git Essential Training by Kevin Skoglund goes into depth on using Git in general. If you start to hit roadblocks in your use of Version Control, understanding how Git works more thoroughly can often help.
You can also check out many other resources online, including the free book Pro Git, available at gitscm.com/book. Version Control is a kind of software with an associative way of working that has the potential to suit nearly any work and I hope you'll be able to apply some of what you've seen to yours. Thanks for watching.
- Weighing the pros and cons of version control
- Installing SourceTree
- Writing in small and big chunks
- Committing changes
- Revisiting previous revisions
- Creating and merging branches
- Using version control with Word, Photoshop, Macaw, and WordPress
- Sharing version control projects