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Source code management

August 7, 2008

I’ve been trying to introduce some source code wrangling practices which I think will help us update existing systems while we also do ongoing maintenance/bug fixing. “Branching” is one of the ideas which I think will help keep us out of trouble.

Eric Sink, one of the founders of Source Gear, has a nice tool-agnostic series of articles about Source Control. Here’s the page on branching – my opinions are largely based on his so most of what he writes here matches my world view.

Please read this – I would welcome other ideas, opinions and experiences on the topic.

Code folding & regions – considered harmful?

July 7, 2008

I don’t know how much use we make of regions and editor code folding but this Coding Horror post appealed to me. At the end of the day, the most important thing is that code is readable – now and in the future.

The Problem With Code Folding