Wikipedia has been around for quite a while; an exceptionally useful resource that I think most of us use on a regular basis. The website was founded in January 2001, which was around the same time as similar website ideas, such as H2G2, or the ‘Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy’. Whilst H2G2 still exists today, it’s Wikipedia that we really talk about when we think about community documentation.
If you’re a developer you should already know about version control, however if you have never heard of it you may be wondering what it is all about or more importantly why is there an article on GeekOut about it. As a developer, it’s a critical tool for what I do and if you’re looking to get into development then you’re going to need to learn it. The fact is you may already use software that has version control integrated into it. Google Docs, Sheets and even Presentations have a built in version control system which enables you to not only see changes that you have made throughout the history of the document but also changes that other people have made that you have shared the document with.