Untill the git session at Fossmeet 2013 at NITC, I was using git only as a method/tool to upload my code into Github. That particular session by Mr.Noufal Ibrahim really changed my views on usage of git. The word particular was added only because of the satisfaction I that got after attending that workshop.
Me and one of friend Krispin were attending the programme together. Actually gt was the only version control system used by us till date(just heard few names like subversion, mericurial etc). For pushing code into Github repository we only require few commands like add, commit, push and very rarely I used commands like pull. When we first used the branching technique in git, we got really amazed.
In reality I was searching for the file that I created for one branch, when I couldn’t find it in the other. Once I have heard one of seniors tell his friend that all code are maintained using git. Actually I didn’t get why he was wasting his time with all these stuffs. But that session was the point were I really got point on why people use version control system.
We have a compiler lab for this semester and I could have saved a lt of time if I had used git. Whenever I changed the code I make of copy of it and edit the copy only, and since i have a habit of changing the code very often, I had may copies of the same file with only a small difference in them or sometimes nothing.
Now the next thing on the list list would be to study the internals and some advanced topics in git. (well before the Fossmeet itself I had tried to learn git by myself, many times. And all those tries resulted in nothing. But this time it would be different.For sure…. :))