Last post Dec 11, 2013 08:22 PM by joejr
Dec 10, 2013 04:57 PM|joejr|LINK
I worked on a project two years ago with other developers. We used Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate and one of the developers had Team Foundation Server which we used for source control. I am working on a project by myself now, still using VS2010 and need to
have my own source control solution. I'm hoping this forum is somewhat appropriate for this question which is, what would be the best source conrol software for a single developer (the only reason I specify single developer is that I'm not concerned with files
being checked out to more than one person). Thanks for any suggestions.
Dec 10, 2013 05:14 PM|Rion Williams|LINK
As with most subjective questions, it depends as there is never any absolute "best" choice.
Nearly all available source control packages are essentially going to accomplish the same thing (storing and versioning your code repositories) and each may have its own bells and whistles associated with it. Team Foundation Server will provide
a good bit more of these addtional features than a traditional source control system, you'll just have to consider if you are going to plan on actually using some of these features (such as Agile Project Management, Reporting, Analysis etc).
But if you are looking at it just from a source repository standpoint, then you may want to consider just using a package that you are familar with such as Tortoise or VisualSVN as you mentioned.
Other Popular Choices
You can find a fairly comprehensive list within this Stack Overflow thread however I will list a few of the most common and more popular choices
below for handling Source Control:
As I previously mentioned, questions of this nature are always subjective and everyone will have their own opinions so I would encourage you to try out a few of these for a little while and see which one you enjoy the most. github is incredibly easy to use
and can be really nice since it is web-based and essentially can be accessed from anywhere, but it's all about finding the features that fit your needs the best.
Dec 11, 2013 08:22 PM|joejr|LINK
thanks a lot; this is very helpful