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An unambiguous software version scheme

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When people talk about software versioning schemes they often refer to the commonly used X.Y.Z numerical scheme for versioning. This is often referred to major.minor.build, but these abstract terms are not useful as they don’t explicitly impart any meaning to each numerical component. This can lead to the simplest usage, we just increment the last number for each release, so ...

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Git vs. SVN – Commandline Syntax Reference

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Learning the git workflow takes a bit of brain retraining, but since I’ve been using SVN almost entirely via commandline (because Subversive sucks and locks up my Eclipse when I try to use it for anything beyond synching/updating/committing a handful of files), adopting git’s commandline syntax is reasonably similar. Consider these simple operations: Initial checkout from existing repo for a ...

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Overview of the basics of versioning

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Why use version control? Versioning is a crucial key of the development process for several reasons best described through the lack of versioning: Want to see a great piece of code that was refactored out, deleted or otherwise lost six months ago? Hmm… If you have multiple versions of a product used in live environments (by customers or yourself), how ...

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