21. Source Code Management

Source code management, also known as revision control or version control, is a form of change control that is vital to any medium-sized to large development project. In team environments, a full source code management system is often used for managing work that is done by multiple people on the same resources.

Xcode offers two primary ways to manage your source code: by using snapshots and through its integration with two full source code management (SCM) systems. You’ll explore both in this chapter.

Xcode Snapshots

The simplest way to place your code under version control is to use Xcode’s snapshots feature. A snapshot is merely an archived copy of your entire workspace. Xcode lets you restore a snapshot, which is ...

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