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Core PHP Programming, Third Edition by Leon Atkinson

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27.3. Change Management

Anyone who's worked with a team on a Web application knows the pain of dividing the tasks among team members. For small teams, it usually works to shout over cubicle walls. For larger teams, you may need a manager to coordinate the development process. However, Gantt charts don't seem to fit the shoot-from-the-hip mentality of the typical Web programmer. It feels natural to wander through the files of the project, changing them as you tackle a problem without worrying if someone else is editing them.

Sometimes changes are lost, but people cope by keeping backups. Alternatively, team members can warn each other not to touch some files for short period. If a file is destroyed, you may hunt through archives to find an older ...

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