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Version Control Smackdown: Git vs Subversion vs Mercurial

Get three programmers into a discussion about which code versioning system they prefer, and you’re guaranteed to end up with some ruffled feathers. I mean, the choice is obvious, right?

The truth is that each of the most popular content versioning systems has its ups and downs. Git handles branches and merges well, and it’s very easy to set up a new repository. Subversion has the best set of client tools, but checkins and checkouts are faster (and smaller) with Mercurial.

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