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02 April 2013
02 April 2013

Beginning Distributed Version Control with Mercurial

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The move from client-server version ontrol systems (VCS) to distributed version control systems can be bewildering. Tom uses his experience of moving to Mercurial to explain those aspects of the move that are liable to cause confusion to anyone steeped in the culture of the traditional VCS. Rebase, Push, Pull and Merge explained!… Read more
30 January 2013
30 January 2013

Database Deployment Challenges

Traditionally, Database Deployment is a process that isn't associated with smiles, bonhomie and tranquility. There are a number of challenges that make the task more difficult. Alex reviews the common techniques for deploying new databases and upgrading existing ones, and their flaws, and argues the advantages of an automated, incremental, script-based approach to deployments… Read more
19 March 2012
19 March 2012

TortoiseSVN and Subversion Cookbook Part 6: Snapshots

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Moving backwards in time in Subversion is like time travel in science fiction. It's fine to look around, but If you change anything it can have unforseen consequences, and you always have to return to the present. Snapshots enable you to navigate in source control to examine or compile the code as it existed at a point in time; to access a particular build.… Read more