Category Archives: Source Control

Listing checked-out files in Team System (TFS)

You can get a complete list of checked out files by using the tf.exe command line tool found in: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\Common7\IDE All checked out files in $/MyProject: tf.exe status $/MyProject /user:* /s:http://MyTfsServer:8080 /recursive All files checked out … Continue reading

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Version Control – Part 4: Distributed Version Control

There are many reasons to create branches in the Update/Commit model and Distributed Version Control really excels in an environment with many branches. Take the examples in the previous post: In Distributed Version Control, each of these would be ‚Äúrepository/working … Continue reading

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Version Control – Part 3: Branching/Merging

Branch and Merge Many people who implement Update/Commit typically organize the server into the Trunk and Branches folders: This allows you work on long term, scheduled features in Trunk, while making unexpected bug fixes in the latest branch: v2.0. The … Continue reading

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Version Control – Part 2: Update/Commit

The problem with Checkin/Checkout Generally speaking, Checkin/Checkout interrupts developers. You want to finish your task, but you can’t continue on a portion of it, which then interrupts your thought process. The more developers you have with the Checkin/Checkout model, the … Continue reading

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Version Control – Part 1: Checkin/Checkout

Linus Torvalds is big on distributed version control (http://lwn.net/Articles/246381/), and I’m starting to see the light. Distributed version control is something any organization should seriously consider, not just open source projects. This is a start of a series of blog … Continue reading

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