zwbetz, Thanks for your feedback. Yes, I have learned several version control systems along the way. In those ancient days they were not used much by startup and mid-sized companies, with a few exceptions, mostly by large-scale projects in the very largest of companies, like IBM, who had the luxury of using advanced software tools. I’m glad that git has caught on and is used for open software today; I’m certainly a fan in principle.
I am very productive when I am designing and coding my own projects, but every now and then I try to learn the latest software technologies and often find them difficult to learn or not really better than older technologies for my purposes (my own purposes being mostly small software tools such as a browser-based password manager, a PHP-based modular website construction tool, and a PHP-based shared security system, among many others).