Joomla! and Git

I finally published my HowToJoomla.net tutorial on using Git with Joomla!. I really struggled with trying to balance an introduction to version control, Git, and Joomla specific considerations, but I think the result was worth the time. One thing I would have liked to have covered would have been some of the GUIs that are available for Git, but that seemed to be a bit much for an intro article. By not covering the GUIs, I was able to focus on the core commands that everyone can use regardless of platform.

In any event, my hope is that this introduction will be useful not only to PHP developers, but also to template designers and site administrators. Any time you start writing even a single line of code is the right time to consider using version control as a part of your Joomla! workflow. It’s one of those tools you never knew to ask about; now you don’t have to.

And if you want to see some Git and Joomla in action, don’t miss my talk at OpenCamp. It’s the same one I gave at JoomlaDay New England as well as J! and Beyond, so now Texans will be ‘git’ting too :)

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