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William Ferreira de Paula Author

I'm going to start by saying what I think is the worst advice I've ever heard, which was not to use version control😲, in the past I didn't use it in one of the companies I worked for, people complained that it was complicated, laborious and etc., and today I can't work without it for the flexibility and freedom it gives me to change and maintain the code.

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Michel Renaud

I had a supervisor like that once. Insisted we just zip all the code base from time to time and store the zip files in a folder. No need for source code, too complicated, don't have time for that, blablabla. At some point someone made some changes that broke a lot of things. It took two weeks to figure out what had been modified and then fix it. With a source control system it would have been very easy to find the source of the problem.

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William Ferreira de Paula Author

The same problem that I had many times, things that I would solve in less than a minute with git revert or tf revert, took hours to be solved.