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Managment Solution for multiple programmers on one project

susan1978 asked
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Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I am currently running a web based application writtien in classic asp and has part in asp.net. As the project grows it is requiring more and more programmers to get involved. I have added programmers from overseas to the project. One of the main problems i am running in ot is that we keep overwirting each others code. I am managing it as best as i can but i have heard that there are better methods particuraly software that could help manage this problem. DOes sharepoint do this? Or should i be looking at some other kind of software. Can anyone reccomend something my budget is tight so the cheaper the better.
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Use a source control/ repository. That will allow easy and maintainable access across developers/ countries. There are a lot of good products available for this.

http://tortoisesvn.net/downloads is one of them, quite good and effective, and is absolutely free.

Also read:

 for more details.

The above links are just to give you an idea of what source control management (SCM) is.
These days with development spanned across nations/ offices, having source control is a must. Even if you have only one office, source control should be used.

Btw, Sharepoint won't do this AFAIK.

Hope that helps.

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Mark WillsTopic Advisor, Page Editor
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Well, there are a few specialist systems out there, and despite all the crap you sometimes hear about MS Visual Source Safe, I have been able to successfully set up and run multiple developer / multi-project controls with highly distributed development teams and has served the purpose very well.

Have a look at : http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/3h0544kx(VS.80).aspx

And : http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/k70f6y0b(VS.80).aspx

then as an example : http://www.codeproject.com/KB/asp/VSS_and_VID.aspx

and then client tool : http://www.codeproject.com/KB/cs/VSSClient.aspx

and also worthwhile looking at VS team suite : http://www.microsoft.com/visualstudio/en-us/products/teamsystem/default.mspx

In terms of database development of tables and scripts, then need to go through a regimented procedure of change only by script and those scripts can also be in VSS.

Mark WillsTopic Advisor, Page Editor
Distinguished Expert 2018

@susan1978 - what did you end up doing ?


i installed one of the software that they mentioned but i dont think i will be using them i need a better solution.


i asked a question today that yuo might know the answer to since it is a sql 2005 question.
Mark WillsTopic Advisor, Page Editor
Distinguished Expert 2018

If OK with you, would like to hear what you end up with. And thanks for getting back...


how much does MS Visual Source Safe cost?
Mark WillsTopic Advisor, Page Editor
Distinguished Expert 2018

Interestingly, I cannot find those details on MS. It is a seperately licensed product, or, part of MSDN (as is my case). Might be best to do a "how to buy" type google for current prices.

General info : http://msdn.microsoft.com/hi-in/vstudio/aa718670(en-us).aspx

cost comparison : http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms364080.aspx
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