Git Tips & Best Practices for Beginners

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Without a version control system, it’s next to impossible to manage the source code.  You can be a software developer of C, C#, Java, or any other language, but you need version control. The best and one of the most popular version control systems is Git.

Git is a free open-source distributed version control system (VCS) used by many small and large companies. Its functionality is impressive, and many thousands of Git supporters gladly add more practices and tips to make the source control management more productive.

Currently, you can use more than 35 Git best practices and many tips. However, this article will focus on the best 11 Git tips and practices that are optimal for beginners.

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Git Branching Naming Convention: Best Practices

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Git offers flexible branching strategies, but what does it mean? In simple words, a branching strategy is a set of rules, a convention that helps teams and developers – they can follow these rules and conventions to create a new branch, its flow, etc.

Not using appropriate naming conventions leads to confusion and complicates the code maintenance team. We can’t ignore Git best practices in branching naming conventions.

Git branching strategies allow separation of work. Broadly, we can divide Git branches into two categories: Regular & Temporary Branches.

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Tracking Database Changes Using Working Folder Source Control

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This article talks about a new method to version control a database using a working folder so that historical changes made to the database can be traced back.

Overview

Since this article is based on the new approach to source control a database by overcoming the working folder limitation, it is better to get some basic understanding of the working folder and related things.

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GitHub for Windows Users

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If your project is stored only on your disk, then you are in for trouble when the disk fails. Even a regular backup will not always save you.

Some developers make so much mess in the project and hardly remember what and where was done.

The version control system will help you avoid these problems. If necessary, you can restore or rollback changes, view, confirm or cancel edits. Well, teamwork without a version control system is simply impossible.

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