Microsoft embraces open-source Git for development tools

Microsoft has added Git support to Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server

By , IDG News Service |  Software, development tools, Git

In effect, Visual Studio can become the primary interface for Git, for developers. "I can connect, clone a repository, and open the project in Visual Studio, edit files and commit," Harry said.

Developers will also be able to see the code changes committed to Git, review the changes made to the code, switch to another branch of code and merge code into the project's mainline.

"Git has had an issue of getting pretty darn complicated," Harry said. "We've been trying to codify the most common patterns of using Git, to create a simple workflow in Visual Studio that makes Git approachable."

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