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  1. Ozh

    Who today still needs a primer on Git? Seriously asking.

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    • Coen Jacobs

      I think you’d be surprised how common the ‘final-FINAL’ approach still is. Among developer using some sort of VCS is common practice, but (especially) within the space of WordPress there still is a severe lack of understanding of these fundamental development practices.

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    • Peter Suhm

      That’s not a very nice thing to say! But I hope you’ll enjoy the rest of your day! :)

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    • Travis

      Seriously answering: people who haven’t used it, or don’t know much about it.

      You may not realize it, but a comment like that can make a less experienced developer feel intimidated or ridiculed. Not everyone knows as much as you, and that’s fine. Why not have a welcoming and helpful attitude? That makes the world a better place for everyone.

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    • Dan Gilmore

      I’ve been working with WordPress for almost 10 years. I’ve never used Git. So, me?

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    • Tomas M.

      Me too, I’m involved in web dev. more than 10 years, but never used Git. Now I’m learning first steps, experimenting with Atom editor.

      Some forums would ban for such comments right away because you do not contribute anything to the community, but spoil everything with your attitude…

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    • Robert

      Many people would be surprised to know that many developers don’t feel the urge to use the next hyped tool or library. And guess what? We survive! I just started using git a couple years ago, and mainly as a backup for my plugins and themes.

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    • Mary

      Me. I’m an old-school programmer still getting plenty of COBOL work. I’ve been trying to figure out Git and GitHub for the last two years and can’t find anyone willing to give me a 10 minute demo. They’re too busy fussing with a new wapoo for WordCamp.
      Thank you Peter Suhm for this great article, you probably know how rare it is.

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  2. Sunil Chadhary

    I am using git for various projects. But when we think to use it for WordPress, Personally I feel so many challenges related to database management for various versions.
    It will be more clear to me if anybody explain it to me that how we manage database for various versions for our development server, QC server and also at production in case of WordPress.

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  3. Pe6o Sopata

    Yes, my first thought about Git being a miracle that saves from comically named archives flooding the backup folder: What About the DB?
    Please someone recommend a workflow.

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