Re: Version Control is Your Friend

Sun, 22. Mar 2009

Categories: en development Tags: git subversion

Jeff Lamarche blogs „Version Control is Your Friend“. I fully agree that version management is a phantastic pain killer โ€“ even when you’re a one man show.

The important difference version management makes to me, is, that I can delete, clean up and refactor with ease and without the fear of ever loosing anything. And removing cruft from my projects helps to remain focused.

Jeff features subversion. I think which tool you use doesn’t matter too much โ€“ important is to do version management at all, from the beginning and in a fine grained manner (per project repo, commit often).

I started using svn with version 0.17 (Jan 2003) but moved to git (and gitx) last year for a couple of reasons: