Anyone that has worked on software development will have come into contact with Source (Code) Control software at some point. I’ve recently been looking for a solution to use at home on my personal projects and I think I’ve found just the thing. TortoiseSVN. Its based on the very well respected SubVersion control platform which is in use in numerous institutions on all manner of projects large and small.
The main problem I found with finding a solution was to find a Desktop based system that provided all I needed, at least the basics of what you would require from version control software. I’ve managed to do that and so much more. TortoiseSVN is about as comprehensive as you would ever want or need. I installed it in minutes and I had all my current in progroess solutions added and managed within half an hour. Brilliant.
I’m actually more used to using Visual SourceSafe at work and frankly that is a really poor excuse for version control software, in fact I’d say that it gets in the way of productivity rather than ensures the smooth working of a team of developers. It’s inconsistent with itself, a nightmare to administer and its merge/branching support is pathetic in all honesty.
Go Tortoise, you’ll never look back (or loose source code) again!