Version Control

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Live (synchronous)

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Country: Belgium
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Training Content and Scope

Scientific Domain
Technical Domain
Level of Instruction
Sector of the Target Audience
Research and Academia
Public Sector
HPC Profile of Target Audience
Application Users
Application Developers
Data Scientists
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Event/Course Description

Topics covered
Did you ever wish you could have gone back to a previous version of the document you are editing?
Did a co-worker accidentally overwrite your modifications to a file?
Did you ever wonder when and why a change was made to a program?
If at least one of the above applies, version control software is able to assist you in your work.
In this information session, we will provide an overview of how version control software can be used effectively by an individual, as well as by a group of collaborators.
Version control software is not simply for programmers, it can help anyone who works on documents that change over time. Publications, course notes, bibliographies, and even data come to mind.
Although the emphasis is on the git version control system, subversion will be discussed as well.

Some familiarity with the Linux shell is required.

Participants will be able to make an informed choice between various types of version control systems, and know how to use them effectively.