git is okay if you are solo

(written by lawrence krubner, however indented passages are often quotes). You can contact lawrence at:, or follow me on Twitter.

In the past, I have said bad words about git. I praised Subversion for its simplicity. But I will now admit, if you are working alone, and committing to master, and pulling from master, then git is exactly as easy as Subversion. The complexity of git is partly cultural: the promiscuous use of branches.