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DOI 10.5286/raltr.2012003
Persistent URL http://purl.org/net/epubs/work/62033
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Record Id 62033
Title Help I need to choose a revision control system!
Abstract In this report we dive into the daunting looking world of revision control systems, aka source code control systems or source code management systems. Keeping track of changes in fles is something that most software developers want to do. It allows us to see which files were changed if a bug is spotted or results differ from one version of the software to the next. Attempting to do this with file and directory names is guaranteed to fail (well nearly) and consumes time that could be better used developing the software. The tools we will introduce in this note are designed to help software developers do away with manual control and provide easy access to files and their histories. We will discuss the benefits of revision control, introduce the tools and give use cases for each that illustrate how they can be used.
Organisation CSE , CSE-SEG , STFC
Keywords source code control , revision control , source code management
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Language English (EN)
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Report RAL Technical Reports RAL-TR-2012-003. 2012. RAL-TR-2012-003.pdf 2012