Awe! Thanks so much!
Yeah, thats actually how Ive done version control all this time myself here… So not unusual for me to have several files like index, Orig_index, index00, index0001 I mean, I did it for so long and really,though I heard of git and github, I never looked into how it could help me til FCC.
I swear, its like night and day… cause before even when I had one version of a file, then would save it and open up another version of the file…I would often get on a roll with working on it and then if something messed up, I was stuck with either starting over from original file, or Ctrl-X’ing my way through my working file to get back to the point where I wanted. I got used to it, but that was a pain.
Now, everytime I do any little ting I just do a commit, takes 2 seconds to do so its no big. and I can use diff to see a side by side view of exactly what I changed if something went wrong…plus Im more adventurous as far as just going hrmm…this will probably completely break everything but…lets see what happens!!! and then either yup, I broke it, no big just go back one commit, or wow, that worked…commit it and move on. So theres actually a lot of freedom in doing things this way as opposed to having a lot of files even if you’re not collaborating.