A gentle introduction to Versioning Systems

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Speaker: 

Giovanni Fusco

Meeting room: 

Room 204 - Main Conference Room

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Abstract:

Using Version Control Systems is a smart way to keep backups of your code and a wise choice with very little overhead, regardless of whether you work alone or in a team.  VCSs are powerful tools that record the changes to your files, allowing you to revert files back to a previous state, keep a history of the evolution of your project, and see who might have caused a problem with their last changes. Another benefit is that you will be able to share code with your collaborators without having to worry about losing that precious "stable" version or overwriting each other’s contributions to the project.