Introduction to Version Control System


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Introduction to Version Control System
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In this blog series, we will be learning about Version Control Systems, their advantages, applications, and how to utilise Git and GitHub. So let's get going!

A Version Control System (VCS) is a software tool that helps developers track changes made to files and directories over a period of time.

Imagine a scenario where you've been diligently working on a file for quite some time. However, there are others who also utilize the same file on your computer and occasionally make changes to it. Now, suppose you open the file one day and discover undesired modifications made by someone else. At that moment, it's natural to feel a sense of confusion about what the correct content of the file should be. This is where a Version Control System (VCS) comes to the rescue.

With a VCS in place, you gain the ability to track and manage changes made to your files over time. It acts as a reliable guardian, preserving a detailed history of modifications made to every file, even after you've finished working on them. By utilizing a VCS, you can effortlessly review the alterations made by others while you were away and restore the file to its previous state if needed.

However, it's important to note that this explanation merely scratches the surface of what a VCS can offer. Its scope and applications extend far beyond managing file changes and reverting them. In the forthcoming articles, we will delve deeper into the vast capabilities of a VCS, exploring its collaborative features, branching strategies, conflict resolution mechanisms, and more.

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