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Graduated 2010 in Computer Science and Spanish, now working professionally in iOS development.


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comment Subversion/source control only for production code?
Interesting that you should note that binaries were included. A separate discussion we have is whether to include the compiled binaries in source control. I say no, because it wastes space and means that you can dirty your checkout simply by compiling. Why were compiled files historically included?
Apr
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Apr
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comment Subversion/source control only for production code?
@SnOrfus - While I agree to a certain extent about the utility of SCM, my purpose with this question is not to bash Joe and/or his skills as a developer. Again, he turns out great product, he's knowledgeable, and he's done fine without SCM for the past 10 years. My objective with this question was to see if his perspective was a widely-held one that I had simply not encountered; I am, after all, just out of school and relatively inexperienced in this industry. In any case, I do believe he honestly wants to ensure quality and reliability of workflow.
Apr
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Apr
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comment Subversion/source control only for production code?
@maaartinus: I'll check that out, but it doesn't solve the issue of code backup; if my machine goes down, my modifications are lost, are they not?
Apr
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Apr
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revised Subversion/source control only for production code?
Emphasize history
Apr
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comment Subversion/source control only for production code?
@James - I don't think he knows SVN in general very well, so no, I don't think he does know about branching. But given the responses below, I think that's the solution.
Apr
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comment Subversion/source control only for production code?
@Anto - I think it's best summed up by "it’s not production and should not be part of a production repository".
Apr
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comment Subversion/source control only for production code?
Oh, I'd agree that he has weird ideas about the tools of the trade, but he's actually a very good developer. He knows ASP and SQL very well, and delivers good product. Let that be clear.
Apr
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comment Subversion/source control only for production code?
I've thought about this and done a little bit of investigation (and heard good things), but my hesitation lies in the fact that we've already got VisualSVN Server purchased and installed, and neither of us have any experience with Git or Mercurial. It'll be even more of an uphill battle if I try to convince everyone we need to buy more software and/or throw away an existing investment. But good point.
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