Tag Archives: Mercurial

Great place to store your code

My last article was about revision control systems, but we didn’t talk about hosting for central repository. If developers team is located in the office, then you will put the repository at the LAN, but when your team have need to work over Internet, and your developers are dislocated, then you need host repository at the web, so team members can access it, and pull changes from it or create copied repository wherever they are.

What kind of hosting do you need ? You need hosting with revision control systems support. If you using Mercurial, then you need host with Mercurial installed on it, if you using Subversion you need hosting with it.

Assembla

Assembla

I will never promote some product or service, unless i think this is very useful for my readers. I was looking for hosting with revision control systems on it, to host my project on it, and i find out a great one. It is Assembla, place where you can store and track your code changes, and collaborate with you team. You can create as many workspaces / projects at the Assmebla as you need. If you want to make your workspace private / commercial, you will need to pay for workspace, but if your project is open sourced then it is free, but you need to know that your files will be available at the web. Continue reading

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Revision control systems for development teams

To improve productivity in your team i suggest you to use… no i begging you to use revision control software. Software tools for revision control are something every developer team need to use.

Why do you need to use this kind of tools ?

  • To track code changes for every team member
  • To track code changes trough every revision
  • Look differences in code since last revision
  • To avoid code overlapping when two coders work on same file
  • When they work on same file, just merge changes
  • To roll back all code in any revision if needed
  • To share code changes with your team members
  • When upload on server this tools send only changed files
  • this tools creates project developing history

Revision Control System

Revision Control System

The revision control software can be assorted in two categories: client-server and distributed.

In client – server model, server holds latest software version, and it’s history. Client connect to server and read latest changes. Whole team work on this copy, and later send changes to server. Well known are : Concurrent Versions System (CVS) and Subversion (also known as svn), both are in open source. Continue reading

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