Version Control Systems

The purpose of Version Control Systems is to basically track changes that happen within directories or files. Depending on the type of version control system, this could vary from knowing that a file has changed to knowing specific characters or bytes in a file that have changed, overall, it is the management of changes to documents, computer programs, large web sites, and other collections of information.

Creative Chaos, with experience in its implementation of Version Control Systems both in-house for development, and for its clients has come up with simple solutions for collaborative work. Tracking Changes, Revisions, Updates, Resolving conflicts, Viewing differences and Branching and Merging are things that are simply taken care of, so you can concentrate on your core business.

Types of Version Control Systems

There can be two types of VCSs, Centralized Version Control Systems and Distributed version control systems, both having their unique advantages. Creative Chaos has experience with both Centralized systems, such as Subversion and Distributed systems such as Git.

Subversion

Sebversion is a centralized VCS that works on a client and server principle. In such a system, the repository is located in one place and many clients can access it. The sending and receiving of the changes, users and information generally can be done only from this central repository. For some projects, this is the most effective solution.

Git

In Git, which is a Distributed VCS, each user has their own copy of the entire repository, files as well as the history of the same. It basically serves as a network of different repositories and can be very complex. However, this complexity can also serve as its main strength and be very useful in relevant projects.