In the last ten years version control has become a widely adopted best practice in every professional developer's workflow. It offers elegant team cooperation on a shared code base, a historical account of changes in a project, and most importantly, a remote back up in case of emergencies.
We'll review the basics of version control, how version control is incorporated into WordPress, and a look at GitHub, the most popular collaborative hosted service for version control.
Eric Lewis is lead developer and project manager at his Brooklyn based development shop Fifty Fifty Development. He's has a major crush on WordPress and uses it in nearly all his projects.