GitHub From a Outsider’s Point of View

When it comes to version control; I’m accustomed to making a zip snapshot and putting it in a snapshots folder while I’m working, but I decided to give GitHub a try just to see what I’ve been missing all these years.

As it turns out, I apparently haven’t been missing much. As a one-person show it doesn’t really offer too much helpful utility other than snapshotting changes between versions of a project. I was however disappointed at the client for Windows 10 64-bit edition. When rolling back a change to a previous commit, the local file system copy of the project remains untouched which is perplexing. The “Projects” feature is somewhat useful, but then again the same result can it be achieved with LibreOffice Calc or Microsoft Excel.

I suppose GitHub is a good free host for open source projects, but if you’re a single person team and you’re working on something that’s relatively a closed source in nature; than it probably isn’t something you want to use when you could use Dropbox business edition for version control or simply create huge folders full of zip snapshots.

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