Git has become an essential tool in modern software development workflows, providing a robust and flexible foundation for version control and collaboration. But, it’s not limited to just code. It is also used for versioning and tracking changes in various types of files and projects, including hardware development.
Revision control is a continuous process, with every change and edit tracked, allowing you to pick and choose each of these edits to create a new change. Meanwhile, releases give the ability to point to a specific moment in the change history without ambiguity.
Revision control can be overwhelming when first starting out. Engineers used to releasing files once per PCBA revision can be daunted by commits. It’s very easy to finish working on a section of a schematic and instantly jump to another. Keeping the development momentum flowing is important.