How do I start start this off? I’ve been using Git for several years. I actually had to look to see when I opened my GitHub account. I opened the account in 2012 just a few months after I began contributing to the WordPress forums.
When I first began using WordPress I had no prior experience with any version control system. I honestly don’t remember who it was that got me to think about using one. I just remember it was a WordCamp talk I saw about theme development. If I ever recall, I’ll update this to reflect that.
There are still things I’m not familiar with but I did realize the other day that I do know quite a bit. It does amaze me when I do see how much I have learned over the years.
The reason I say this is because for the last several days I’ve been sort of contemplating on making a few slides, My local WordPress meetup is filled with people who are of varying degrees of knowledge when it comes to not only WordPress but also development. I know there are some who would love to learn a bit more and expand their skill set. It’s also because I know that if I do a talk it will force me to read more about how to use Git and other tools as well.
For me, learning Git is an ongoing thing. Every other day I tend to look up new things. The most recent one was how to create a diff file from a stash. Yeah, I know I just lost a few people with that one but it is something that was pretty cool to do, There was a reason for it. Now I can’t fully recall what that reason was.
I am still debating on whether or not I’ll make a few slides and a video to go along with it or just make a random post. Or both.
I guess I’ll just have to wait and see how I really feel about it.