“Torvalds (who designed and developed .git) has quipped about the name git, which is British English slang roughly equivalent to ‘unpleasant person’. Torvalds said: ‘I’m an egotistical bastard, and I name all my projects after myself. First ‘Linux’, now ‘git’.’ The main page describes git as ‘the stupid content tracker’.
– From the Wikipedia article – Git (software)
The name may sound funny to British ears, but learning how to use Version Control is an oft-suggested necessity for web developers, Git is currently very popular and it’s time to take a look. Version control solves the problem of what might seem to the lonely web designer, a minor quibble, however from my research it’s regarded a pretty important skill (and you don’t want to look the fool in conversation at Lord Harrington’s summer gala ball feast). (more…)