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kju, 04/27/2009 19:18

Git vs SVN comparison


Overall SVN easier to get into and is more accessible due to the
excellent app called TortoiseSVN (TSVN).
It is a GUI tool that allows you easy execution of all important
standard workflow commands via good explorer integration.

Git has a not yet such excellent tools.
However TortoiseGit (TGit) is in heavy and rapid development.
Git GUI, part of the standard windows git package, and especially
the all-in-one package gitExtensions are work well.


Pros of git

Cons of git

Recommended videos

  • GitCasts: Git on Windows. 13 minute screencast.
    Nice straight forward introduction to git; installing git on windows, using git GUI. Needs basic understanding of VCS.
  • Distributed Version Control with Git 50 minutes screencast.
    Explains VBS in general, pros of distributed ones and
  • Git Overview Demo 30 minutes screencast. Quite nice video
    explaining in detail and easy to understand how to do
    the basic operations on command line. Great way to get
    into the basic workflow and possibilities of VCS.
    Also show git GUI briefly.
  • git-gui screencast 6 minute screencast.
    Explains basic workflow of git GUI and shows how to
    stage and commit single line(s).
    This allows small, atomic commits easily! No longer worry
    about changing several aspects at the same time.
    You can sort the commits later on smoothly with this.
  • GitExtension videos tutorials:
  • Hasan on GIT: 20 minutes recording of git presentation.
    Fair job and bit more interactive and fun due the present audience.
  • GitCasts: Git Diff: 9 minute screencast. Command line used.
    This episode goes over some of the common or interesting options to 'git diff',
    showing how to see what has changed between your last commit and your staged files,
    unstaged files, all changed files or another commit.
    We also demonstrate how to create and apply patchfiles and
    how to view changed file stats using diff.


Subversion (SVN)



Recommended videos


  • TSVN @ wikipedia: Short and good feature summary.
  • TSVN home site: Features of TSVN section contains many links to
    pictures to give you an good idea of the tool and its look.

git-logo.jpg (5.3 kB) kju, 04/29/2009 15:05