Git is being widely adopted in companies for its ability to drive agility and innovation for leading-edge mobile, social and cloud-based applications.
More Than 40 Percent Use Git
Originally created by Linux creator Linus Torvalds, Git is a free and open source distributed version control system “designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency,” in theproject's own words. Not only that, but it's fast and easy to learn, and it offers a diminutive footprint. Written in C, Git was built to work on the Linux kernel and was designed with speed and performance in mind.
Today, all the many advantages that have long made the system appealing to independent developers are apparently attracting enterprises as well.
This April marks both the eighth anniversary of Git and the fifth anniversary of GitHub, so it should come as no great surprise that the distributed revision control and source code management (SCM) system has been the focus of extra attention this month.
Case in point: Enterprise cloud development firm CollabNet recently announced the results of what it calls the first major industry survey on Git adoption in the enterprise. In a nutshell, the survey found that Git is being widely adopted in companies for its ability to drive agility and innovation for leading-edge mobile, social and cloud-based applications.