Why use version control for solo developers or small teams

Since I started using version control systems like CVS and later on SVN I can’t remember how I could possibly work before.

You might remember sentences like “But it worked yesterday!” or “Why the hell did I change that and when?” which were common companions when I looked at code I wrote a while back.

To avoid situations like this, a version control system could be a valid solution with more benefits than just less confusion.

Ernie Leseberg made the effort to collect most of the reasons I could think of on why to use a VCS with a small team or even if you are working alone.

If you don’t use a VCS yet give the article below a read and hopefully you will change your mind.

Link: Why use version control for solo developers or small teams

About stevie

Born in the north of Germany, raised in Berlin and stayed there since. After graduating, studying applied computer science at the FHTW Berlin (now HTW Berlin), I started my own company with a former fellow student, providing high class application solutions for web and desktop for small and medium companies (see www.jnamic.com (english version to be finished) for more information). My personal favorite programming languages are PHP for the web and Java for everything else - although I must admit Java evolved very much in the past few years. I love to code and build new applications from the scratch, optimizing it through day and night till I am satisfied with it's performance. So follow my articles, share your thoughts and experience with me and have a good time browsing this blog!
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