Lord of the Files

Vault Boy HackerI have been using GitHub for about seven years and have been a member since 2011.* I love it and consider it one of the most important tools in my web development arsenal. I also insist that anyone working with me or for me post their code in a repository there. If you’ve ever had to suffer with Subversion or Visual SourceSafe then you know how wonderful git is.

This Wired article is from 2012, but it’s still worth a few minutes of your time if you have any interest in source code management.
Lord of the Files: How GitHub Tamed Free Software (And More)

* Unfortunately the vast majority of my repositories are private and contain non-open source code. Sorry.

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