Ask DN: Let's talk about Git

over 8 years ago from Daniel Fosco, UX Designer

  • Kyle LKyle L, over 8 years ago

    Do you use/don't use a GUI client for it?

    No I don't use a GUI, I use the terminal. My reasoning for staring this way was because it made sense to use the same tools most of my engineering team used. Using the same tools helps me communicate when I run into issues. I have found that once I got used to the command line GUI's for the most part got in the way of simple tasks - I'm am not saying this will work for everyone but I encourage designers to get out of their comfort zones before they make an assumption that "It's too nerdy" or "My brain doesn't work that way"

    Do you think it's worth it for small projects?

    It's great for all projects. That said you don't really get the power out of it if you don't commit often and branch like you would on a larger project working with a team.

    Do you think it's for everyone?

    If you are building anything online, or will in the future, than it will be very beneficial to learn now.

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