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comment Are there any statistics that show the popularity of Git versus SVN?
I'm actually fairly optimistic about TFS. TFS 2012 is a massive improvement over earlier versions (good riddance to those awful server workspaces and read-only files) and the next version of TFS will include Git support out of the box. The impression I get is that Git's growth is more likely to be at the expense of Subversion.
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comment Is there tool agnostic terminology for source control activities?
Given that, among other things, what Git calls a "branch" isn't actually a branch (it's more akin to what anyone with any sense would call a tag, a label or a bookmark), and that a "fast forward merge" doesn't actually merge anything, Git is not exactly a shining example in terms of terminology.
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comment Are there any statistics that show the popularity of Git versus SVN?
If there's any bias, it will be towards corporate Java developers, since in practice that's Eclipse's primary audience. It may not be perfect, but it's probably the best indicator we've got about adoption of different technologies in enterprise environments. More importantly though, since we have results for several years, it shows some clear trends.
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comment Are there any statistics that show the popularity of Git versus SVN?
I've updated my answer to include the latest survey results. Given the new figures, I find it very hard to believe that Git usage in industry (even excluding open source) is anywhere near as low as 10% now.
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comment Are there any statistics that show the popularity of Git versus SVN?
Granted, there is an assumption there that Git growth will have been proportional to Github growth over the past year or so, but that's only a stopgap until the results of the next Eclipse Community Survey are published. It's a good point though: open source development is dominated by Git and Github -- but to what extent are Git and Github themselves dominated by open source?
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comment Are there any statistics that show the popularity of Git versus SVN?
Actually, I addressed that point in my answer here: that's why I pointed to the Eclipse Community Survey, since it represents a much wider cross section of the industry than just open source users. All the evidence that I can see indicates to me that in industry usage, Git passed the 10% mark about a year ago, and is still on the rise.