C. Michael Pilato is a core Subversion developer, co-author of Version Control With Subversion (O'Reilly Media), and the primary maintainer of ViewVC. He works remotely from his home state of North Carolina as a software engineer for CollabNet, and has been an active open source developer since early 2001. Mike is a proud husband and father who loves traveling, soccer, spending quality time with his family, and any combination of those things. He also enjoys composing and performing music, and harbors not-so-secret fantasies of rock stardom. Mike has a degree in computer science and mathematics from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
"The one book you need to read cover-to-cover (I did) if you feel the online docs are not sufficient for your needs."
--Jack Woehr, Dr. Dobb's CodeTalk
"A very thorough and complete description of Subversion 1.5. With the occasional joke it's a very pleasant read even though, of course, the subject is quite technical. "
--Hilco Wijbenga, Sr. Software Developer, Cave Beetle Enterprises Inc .
"An excellent book for the New User, the opening chapters set out the basics of version control and orient even the most casual user to getting results immediately. Beyond that, Advanced Users will find a Lodestone reference to principles and ethics integral to the structures of Subversion.
--Ed Nicholson, 0x1b, Inc
"Without question, I recommend this book to my colleagues - and to anyone else contemplating adopting subversion, or who is already using it. We rolled subversion out to a team of 20 developers, and later to that many hardware engineers, and a prime reason for the success of those rollouts was the excellent documentation provided by Version Control With Subversion. "
--Tony Butt, Senior Software Engineer, CEA Technologies, Canberra, Australia