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Popular source control systems

This chapter introduces some of the popular source control systems available currently.

1. Visual Source Safe (VSS)

VSS is one of the widely used source control systems. This is a Microsoft product and is available as part of the Visual Studio products. Most of the .NET developers use this tool for the source control.

2. Visual Studio Team System (VSTS)

Visual Studio Team System is a new product from Microsoft. This product has several other features buil into it in addition to the source control system. In next few years, most of the .NET developers might switch to this product and abandon VSS!


PVCS® Version Manager™, leveraging version control technology, organizes, manages and protects software assets across distributed development teams. Version Manager is fast and easy to install, use and administer, yet it provides rich, mature capabilities such as enhanced security, web-based remote access, support for multiple platforms and IDEs, and centrally managed database archives. You can read more about PVCS here - http://www.serena.com/Products/professional/vm/home.asp

4. Surround SCM

Surround SCM is a full-featured version manager that controls who changes your files and tracks what was changed and when. Advanced branching and private branches facilitate concurrent development of products and versions. You can find more information about this product from http://www.seapine.com/surroundscm.html

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