Version Control is a tool to manage the code base history of applications and software.

Software is an executable code that is compiled from a group of files or folders written any programming language. Different developers add features, and bugs over some time. The code changes are released by giving the version number. Applications are tracked and maintained in a server called a repository.

All the changes to the repository are maintained locally, server, or at multiple locations of the repository.

Version control is also called Source control with revisions. It helps developers track, maintain, and release the code faster.

What is version control for example?

Version control is to maintain the version history of the files and folders in applications. Changes and history are maintained in the Server or multiple locations. Examples are git and svn. SVN is a centralized version control System. Git is a Distributed version control.

What are the three types of version control?

Version controls are of different three types.

Local Version control repository Centralized Server version control Distributed or remote version control

Version Control advantages

  • Changes are tracked as versions and revisions and can revert changes to a specific revision
  • Multiple developers can work on the same project with different features.
  • Release the project to a different environment based on branching
  • Branch and Merging help different developer works into a single repository during development.
  • A change log is maintained that helps other developers with the feature or code changes
  • It automates CI and CD during the agile process

Version Control Tools

  • Perforce
  • Git
  • SVN

Version Control Cloud Hosting

Following are cloud hosting services provided to manage git repositories

  • github
  • gitlab
  • bitbucker

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