Introduction to Version Control
Version control, also known as source control, is tracking and managing changes to software code. Version control systems are software tools that help software teams manage changes to source code over time. As development environments have accelerated, version control systems help software teams work faster and wiser. They are beneficial for DevOps teams since they allow them to reduce development time and increase successful deployments.
Version control software keeps track of every modification to the code in a special kind of database. If a mistake is made, developers can turn back the clock and compare earlier versions of the code to help fix the error while minimizing disruption to all team members.