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What is Git?

Published on December 9, 2020
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By Lyn Muldrow
Senior Developer Educator
What is Git?

Git, originally developed by Linus Torvalds in 2005, is an open source, distributed version control system used to track and manage changes within a code repository.

Using Git, developers can modify code in parallel and track changes over time, reduce code conflicts and increase workflow efficiency among developers of the same application.

To learn more about Git, visit:

An introductory series on working with open-source projects through Git.

A complete list of resources on Git can be found on our Git page.

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