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30 Days with IntelliJ IDEA. Version Control Basics

It’s hard to imagine today’s development process without the use of version control. Whether you work for a big company, or pursue your own hobby project, version control is essential for team collaboration and product delivery. That’s why the today’s article from our 30 Day Guide is about version control basics.

IntelliJ IDEA supports the most popular version controls including Git, GitHub, Subversion, Mercurial, Perforce, TFS, CVS, Visual SourceSafe, and Rational ClearCase, out of the box, without the need to install any plugins, and, what’s especially nice — they all work uniformly and share the same UX.

Did you know that?

Be sure to familiarize yourself with the VCS operations quick list, which is your weapon of choice when you need to perform any VCS operation on a currently selected file, directory or even an entire project. Invoke it via the Alt + Back Quote (Ctrl + V for Mac) shortcut.

Read the complete article to get the most out of version control with IntelliJ IDEA.

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7 Responses to 30 Days with IntelliJ IDEA. Version Control Basics

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    Ruslan Ibragimov says:

    February 6, 2014

    > Ctrl + Back Quote
    Actually “Alt + Back Quote”

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    Marcin says:

    February 6, 2014

    Good stuff! I’m using this extensively in Android Studio.
    Got one feature request though: why not add git-flow support?

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      Kirill Likhodedov says:

      February 7, 2014

      git-flow support is requested in
      However, we’d prefer to support the workflow itself rather than a command line utility.
      Some steps for this were made within the Task Integration plugin, which connects tasks with branches: open task checkout new branch; close task merge & delete branch ; switch task checkout branch.

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      Opher says:

      April 8, 2014

      Did you try using the gitflow4idea plugin?

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    Neville Ridley-Smith says:

    February 6, 2014

    On Windows it’s Alt+Back Quote, not Ctrl.

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      Andrey Cheptsov says:

      February 7, 2014

      Thanks for spotting!

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    valli says:

    February 26, 2014

    Somehow that’s not working on my windows machine, pressing Alt + Back Quote does nothing for me. 🙁

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