Understanding source control


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Understanding source control

Version control systems have been protecting our code for decades. In this movie, I want to give a short overview of version control and how it relates to Visual Studio. Version control, also called source control, is a way to track versions in your software. More precisely, it permits you or your team members to track every single revision made to a project. The change track can be as small as changing one character inside a single text file, up to reorganizing entire directory structures for complex multi-project applications.

All files and changes are stored in a repository. Most often this repository is stored on a server. In some of the newer control systems, like Mercurial, the changes are distributed across multiple developer desktops. Version control takes a snapshot of your project at a moment in time. Anyone with access to your repository can regress to a previous snapshot and investigate the files as they were at that time. Naturally, after working with an older version, you ca...

Understanding source control
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Understanding source control provides you with in-depth training on Developer. Taught by Walt Ritscher as part of the Visual Studio 2010 Essential Training

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