3. Git vs. Subversion
It’s helpful to be able to compare one version control system to another as a way of mapping commands and approaches. While we shouldn’t try to replicate all of SVN in Git — because this would sell Git short and limit the benefits of switching from SVN to Git — it will be beneficial for us to compare the major functionality and commands of the two systems.
To some, the idea of using SVN in the 2020s may seem odd. Yes, Git is now the most widely used version control system. However, Subversion still has a stronghold in many companies, especially with legacy projects in the enterprise. I wrote this material in 2017 for a government organization who was transitioning to Git from SVN. This organization does amazing things on this earth and beyond. I can assure you that a lot of projects are still managed with Git.
With that said, let’s jump into the comparison of Git and SVN.