Managment Solution for multiple programmers on one project

I am currently running a web based application writtien in classic asp and has part in 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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ImperdonatoConnect With a Mentor Commented:
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. 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.
Mark WillsConnect With a Mentor Topic AdvisorCommented:
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 :

And :

then as an example :

and then client tool :

and also worthwhile looking at VS team suite :

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 AdvisorCommented:
@susan1978 - what did you end up doing ?
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susan1978Author Commented:
i installed one of the software that they mentioned but i dont think i will be using them i need a better solution.
susan1978Author Commented:
i asked a question today that yuo might know the answer to since it is a sql 2005 question.
Mark WillsTopic AdvisorCommented:
If OK with you, would like to hear what you end up with. And thanks for getting back...
susan1978Author Commented:
how much does MS Visual Source Safe cost?
Mark WillsTopic AdvisorCommented:
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 :

cost comparison :
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