The unexpected discontinuation of Mountee (as of EE 2.8) has caught many ExpressionEngine users on the wrong foot, and left them holding back with updates or struggling to adapt to new workflows.
Instantly, various commenters came forward, calling Mountee's approach broken and touting that Using Git and Saving templates as files were superior. Albeit, there are valid reasons to believe that the Mountee wasn't all bad.
- What simple and efficient workflow – or which set of tools – are fit to replace Mountee in building, deploying and maintaining EECMS-powered websites?
- Are there step-by-step tutorials to support users coming from Mountee that convey the herefore required knowledge?
- What is the role of Git in said solution, and what are its advantages and drawbacks?
(Git may well be part of the ideal solution, but for an unexperienced user, it involves a steep learning curve; and it might be overkill for non-distributed developer environments.)