Version control brings sanity to projects with multiple contributors, or which evolve over time. Originally adopted for code, if your company develops any kind of software – even a simple website – you will thank yourself for using version control. Version control tracks all changes to project documents over time and preserves each version for reference and rollback. This is useful for preserving past versions of documents and also lets different people work on the same documents at the same time, since changes can be easily compared and merged.
Version control may have originated to help coders, but it can also help you keep track of instructions, proposals, marketing materials, recipes, client lists, and anything else multiple people need to change and reference over time.
In a future article, we’ll discuss the popular version control platform GitHub.
By Sharon Campbell