how to get started with Git/GitHub version control system on Mac OS

This is a basic introduction to the GitHub install process for Mac developers, who are interested in trying Git or need help setting up Git vcs for the first time.

Version control is one of the most important, but one of the most challenging areas in the software development process. I’d liken the experience to dental work, sometimes scary, maybe painful at times, but absolutely necessary for good health and longevity.

So, after not so pleasant experiences with: no versioning at all, versioning via IM, run-ins with SVN and others, I’m glad to finally be able to put GitHub to use to see how well it works for me and people I’m coding with.

While googling for GitHub and Mac, I was pointed to a great resource. It’s a video by the GitHub people recorded at Yahoo! Developer Network a few years back, entitled “Git, GitHub and Social Coding” Continue reading “how to get started with Git/GitHub version control system on Mac OS”