Chapter    12

Code Management

Writing code as a team can be a challenge. Whether the team shares a single computer for writing programs or each team member uses his or her own computer for programming, there are challenges in keeping the code under control.

Single-Computer Scenario

If your team is sharing a single computer for robot programming, then code management isn’t too great of a challenge as long as team members communicate. It’s good to have a program task master—someone who keeps track of the changes and tries to keep the code safe.

“Safe” means to create and maintain backup copies. Nothing is worse than having a working program that gets changed—and the program no longer works as expected. When this happens, it’s nice to have a copy ...

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