How to use Git Tags in Xcode

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In this video I will show you how to make use of Tags in Git. This is not supported in Xcode or GitHub for Mac at the time of this recording (April 2014). I will also show you how to utilise the Tag/Release feature on GitHub.com.

Tags are a useful feature if you want to mark versions of your software before you add new features. With Tags you can always go back to the code of a release.

We’re using Xcode 5.1 and the Terminal utility for this.

I use tags and branches for plugin and theme development too, in fact for any “group of files” that will change over time. If you’re not using Xcode, take a look at the GitHub Apps which are available for Mac and Windows. They make version control a breeze on your local system, integrate flawlessly with GitHub.com as well as SSH remotes on your own server.

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