Friday, September 7, 2007
Code on the Road: Navigating The Minefield that is Visual Source Safe
Code on the Road: Navigating The Minefield that is Visual Source Safe

Such a no-brainer. Why do you even try VSS to begin with? Get the Subversion plugin, grab SVN, and 99% of these things go away.

If that's not enough, git, darcs, bzr, and mercurial provide reasonable distributed solutions. Miles ahead of VSS (Actually, three generations, but who's counting.)

Seems to me, if you're really running an 'ex-pat' office, you'd want distributed. That way you can all trade changes around without having to fight conflicts. Best part is, you can stage to production without branch/tag.

Basically, there's no excuse these days for using an old VCS. Or, dare I say, a Microsoft VCS.
2 Comments:
You're speaking to the choir D:

Blogger Justin George said...
I was hoping the guy from expatsoftware would see it and get a clue.

Mr Kester, if you do, drop a comment, yo.

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