Git Adoption Continues to Grow

In: 1. Git Going

2 Aug 2011

According to Forester Analyst Jeffrey Hammond, git adoption has grown from 2% to 13% in the three years between 2009 and 2011. According to the Forester survey, Eclipse’s adoption of Git as a supported alternative to Subversion is due to this growth.

The Ruby community is also adopting git as well according to Hammond. IDC Analyst Al Hilwa also reported a git growth spurt. He said “of late, it sure appears that Git is being used more than its competitors for open source projects.” Hilwa said he sees many developers under 24 using Git.

Linus Torvalds stated that once a developer gets used to the capabilities of the distributed model of Git, they will never go back to the centralized model of other source control management systems.

Read more on Git Adoption on InfoWorld’s Developer World: Torvald’s Git: The ‘it’ technology for software version control.



September 11th, 2012 at 11:51 pm

I’m sure a few years ago people said “SVN isn’t bteter than CVS, it’s just different”.You must have never used CVS, no one ever made a claim like this.Implicit your post is that not being able to modify tags is a good thing, which I suspect probably falls inline with what many people would expect. I wonder if the devs had a particular use case in mind when that decision was made.

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