Git vs. SVN (Subversion)

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What is Git?

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.

What is SVN (Subversion)?

Subversion exists to be universally recognized and adopted as an open-source, centralized version control system characterized by its reliability as a safe haven for valuable data; the simplicity of its model and usage; and its ability to support the needs of a wide variety of users and projects, from individuals to large-scale enterprise operations.

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Why do developers choose Git?
Why do you like Git?

Why do developers choose SVN (Subversion)?
Why do you like SVN (Subversion)?


What are the cons of using Git?
Downsides of Git?

What are the cons of using SVN (Subversion)?
Downsides of SVN (Subversion)?


What companies use Git?
4643 companies on StackShare use Git
What companies use SVN (Subversion)?
95 companies on StackShare use SVN (Subversion)


What tools integrate with Git?
66 tools on StackShare integrate with Git
What tools integrate with SVN (Subversion)?
12 tools on StackShare integrate with SVN (Subversion)

What are some alternatives to Git and SVN (Subversion)?

  • Mercurial - A distributed version control system
  • Plastic SCM - A distributed version control with strong merging, great GUIs and support for huge files
  • Git Reflow - Reflow automatically creates pull requests, ensures the code review is approved, and squash merges finished branches to master
  • Gitless - An experimental version control system built on top of Git

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