Thursday, October 04, 2007

Software Branching and Parallel Universes

There's a nice description of version control branching and merging on Jeff Atwood's blog.  He points out some patterns and anti-patterns taken from a Microsoft article.  We are facing some complex issues with branches and customer-specific features right now at work.  I don't know the best answer (yet), but these two articles give a good framework for discussing the technical as well as organizational ramifications.

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