Tridion Practice moves to GIT
Back when Tridion Practice began in 2011, most of us were happy enough to use Subversion as the underlying version management system. Since that time, distributed versioning systems have shown their usefulness, and if I'm starting a new project these days, I generally begin by setting up a GIT repository. Tridion Practice is hosted at Google Code, and since those early days, they have added support for GIT, so it was just a matter of time before we ended up moving. To be honest, this was a bit of a dry run for moving the Tridion Power tools on to GIT. The power tools project has far more active committers working on code, so there are even more benefits to be had there. We discussed it in the team, and at first there seemed to be a consensus that it would be good to do this before SDL Tridion release their "2013" product, which will inevitably bring changes to the power tools: most likely a new branch at the least. In practice, getting a team that size all saluting the same flag is a bit more difficult, and sometimes consensus is more valuable than progress.
Git comes with some pretty solid tools for migrating from Subversion, and the Google Code support pages have a guide for migrating one of their projects from Subversion to GIT. Even with that guide, I found I had to read around the subject a bit first before having the confidence that I could follow the instructions well enough It's funny how much you come to rely on your source repository "just working", which leads to an extra bit of care in doing the migration. But, having taken that care, I can now report that the switch over went without a hitch.