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Visual Studio Team System: Better Software Development for Agile Teams by James W. Newkirk, Will Stott

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Review of Section 3: Use Version Control

THE THIRD SECTION of the OSPACS team’s road map to better software development addresses the problems it was having sharing code with each other. Using version control properly was the first step the team took toward improving the basic quality of its software development. The following were among the activities the team completed:

  • Managed change—The team decided to have just one main line of development for its new OSPACS system rather than having a different branch for each client, as it had originally conceived. Accordingly, the team introduced the Single Code Base practice for its OSPACS Team Project.
  • Organized its repository—The team partitioned the $/OSPACS folder it created in the repository for ...

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