GitHub and Gitlab are becoming popular revision control tools, but did you know you can use them to render your circuit designs in the browser? This can be extremely helpful for quickly browsing through revisions or sharing your designs with people who might not have otherwise necessary software installed.
In a previous post, we covered git for hardware commit best practices. To review, changes to the files are captured in commits to your local filesystem. Commits should collect small, purposeful, and related changes to the files.
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.