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Finally got around to creating a Github account so that I could try and push our Geshi / Google Code Prettify changes back into the main distributions. I used the Github Desktop app to do it and it seemed fairly ok.

I'll probably install a Git server on the server here as well for private repos and see if I prefer it to subversion. In Visual Studio 2013 I'm used to having it easy and using the VisualSVN add-in to pretty much do everything. What are the recommended plug-in that work well for Git? I've done some searches but I'm getting a fuzzy picture of what everyone else is using.

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I have only used Team Foundation Server in VS2013, which is already integrated nicely. My setup comprises of the GitHub desktop app for GitHub and regular old commandline elsewhere. You could look at TortoiseGit or I found this, but haven't used it myself.


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JohnOne

I tried Git Source Control Provider extension.

I find almost all of these tools very overly convoluted to use, but even I got it working.

I cannot comment on how good it is as I know so little about them, sorry.

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jvanegmond

Git offers a lot more workflows than SVN . A lot of these workflows require fairly fine grained control over git. It's not just "update and commit and maybe a little branching if I feel like it" anymore. After working with git for a while, you start to care more about how your code and especially the commits (including messages) make it into master.

I know a lot of git developers just use the command line directly. I'm using the GitHub client or Atlassian SourceTree, depending on what repo I'm talking to. No Visual Studio integration for me and I have to say I prefer the decoupling now.

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