What Is Version Control?

by Sean Ross

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Version control is a software or application feature that tracks all of the changes made and versions created of a particular project. The feature is essential for programmers and engineers who are collaborating on a project, as well as colleagues writing a document, creating code, or working on any other large, quickly changing project. Version control may include a range of functions depending on the software you use, but critical features include constant backup, instant saving of changes, the ability to restore old versions from any point in time, and synchronization of all user input. Version control should track who makes which changes, and it should allow users to experiment with changes before uploading them into the shared file.

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