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Master Visually®: Dreamweaver® CS4 and Flash® CS4 Professional by Rob Huddleston

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Chapter 14. Work in a Team

Lock Files with a Check-Out System

If you work on a site that is developed by a team of designers, you can run into problems when more than one designer attempts to edit a page at the same time. For example, say a coworker downloads the latest version of a file from the server and begins editing it. Later, you need to work on the same file, and so you go and download what you believe is the latest version. However, you are unaware that your coworker is already editing the page. In this case, one of the two of you — whoever finishes their edits and reuploads the page last — will overwrite the other's work.

You can avoid this problem by requiring that all designers involved with the site check files in and out as they work. ...

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