Hello Magnus and thanks for your answer !

I tried to be crystal clear, that's why I described all the steps I did... 
Seems I didn't succeed. So I will start by saying I never encountered a 
issue with git itself. It's just the project I took that is build on a very 
strange coding way. I can't work with it on windows. At all. (slashes 
issues, fonts issues, and a lot more. Don't ask; I curse the previous 
developper every then and now ^^)

What I really need is just advices on how to work as a team. Not about 
branching and this kind of things, I got it. But about the environnment to 
use for every developer when working on a regular project (not a messy one 
like the last I worked on). Subdomains ? Local machine with easyPHP or 
another local webserver and commiting when ready for testing ? If so, what 
about eventually needed callbacks like Paypal's ?

I come to realize my questionning is not really about git but it's more 
about how to actually work as a team... 

Thanks again.

Le mercredi 7 mai 2014 07:35:28 UTC+3, Magnus Therning a écrit :
> On Tue, May 06, 2014 at 02:59:45PM -0700, Jeremy Belolo wrote: 
> > Hello all ! 
> > 
> > I started using git 1 year ago. At the beginning I tried to work 
> > with it on my local env on windows, and I would push the changes to 
> > the dev server when ready. But I came across countless issues. 
> What git issues did you come across? 
> > So I tried something else. Using Virtualbox to create a virtual 
> > Ubuntu that I used to work. I was able to access files and edit them 
> > on Windows, and the versionning was great. 
> > 
> > But the connectivity gave me headaches. Plus, there is a big 
> > downside, the site I was working on used Paypal IPN, which calls an 
> > arbitrary script on your server to send results of transactions. 
> > Unable to reach my local PC, or the VM, this side of things was very 
> > difficult to test. No need to say this was a huge problem. 
> > 
> > So I moved on and created a subdomain. There already was mysite.com 
> > and dev.mysite.com on the server. I added jer.mysite.com for me, 
> > dan.mysite.com for another dev, ext.mysite.com for external services 
> > working with us, and so on... Then cloned dev.mysite.com in every 
> > one of those. 
> > 
> > This works nice. Everyone got his own environnment on the server 
> > directly, every external scripts such as Paypal's or Facebook's 
> > works without any issue. We worked like this for many months now. 
> > 
> > What I'm not very satisfied about, is the concept. Working like this 
> > forces to use the main server, the production server, directly for 
> > development purpose. Not only it could be a real problem if your 
> > team grows to include 20, 30 developers, but it also cause 
> > unnecessary server load. A dev testing a consuming script could 
> > really slow down the production site... Which is not acceptable. 
> > 
> > So, what would you guys recommend ? 
> I am confused.  Probably I just don't understand you, but it does 
> sound like the choice of VCS is completely unrelated to your headaches 
> with connectivity.  The issue at hand is that in order to test your 
> code Paypal IPN performs a callback, and therefore needs to be able to 
> reach the machine you are running the tests on, i.e. your dev machine 
> has to be exposed to the internet in order for the tests to pass.  No? 
> /M 
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