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What do you use for version / source control?

I’ve had an email from a reader, Nigel, this morning asking about version and source control services:

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Hi Ewan,

Can you tell me what services you recommend for version / source control of software. We’re looking for a hosted service that will allow our developers to collaborate with each other, check-in/check-out files and so on. Do you have any ideas?

Thanks
Nigel

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What does the mobile industry use for source control then? There must be some good hosted environments for this kind of thing. I did a search and found Dynamsoft’s SourceSafe system — looks rather nifty. Have a look at that one, Nigel.

Any other suggestions?

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12 replies on “What do you use for version / source control?”

The industry standards for any software development now are CVS, SVN (or indeed Git). I wouldn't recommend some 'MS SourceSafe replacement', which is another proprietary system.

There are plenty of very reasonable hosted SVN services, like Beanstalk, CVSdude, or Unfuddle (which is what we use).

We use Subversion running on our own server. It's pretty easy to set up and uses apache & webdav. Bear in mind backup if you use a hosted service – you can't afford to lose your source !

The industry standards for any software development now are CVS, SVN (or indeed Git). I wouldn't recommend some 'MS SourceSafe replacement', which is another proprietary system.

There are plenty of very reasonable hosted SVN services, like Beanstalk, CVSdude, or Unfuddle (which is what we use).

We use Subversion running on our own server. It's pretty easy to set up and uses apache & webdav. Bear in mind backup if you use a hosted service – you can't afford to lose your source !

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