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Source Code Administration


Source Code Administration

Source Code Administration is an important aspect of SCM.

Ensuring wise and effective administration to your companies source code is vital to your organization's success.


Use a reliable and dedicated server to house your source code

  • Determine OS requirement of the server
  • Implement the specific tool server requirements


Backup your source code daily

Do not allow yourself to think that because you are running RAID 0+, you do not have to worry about having backup because the data is redundant of the disk

Ensure your backups are being stored on a system that itself is being backed up nightly.



Test your source code backups process

  • Make sure your backup are happening.
  • When a restore from backup is required is not the time to find out that the backup scripts have been failing.
  • Test the backup process to make sure you are able to recover from what you are backing up.


Choose a source control tool that fits yours organization's requirements

Most SCM Engineers would probably agree that it is the processes that matter more than the tool.

However, if your development group uses an Agile methodology, it will be a bad fit to implement the full Dimensions process templates with all the roles and approvals.


Perform all tool specific administrative tasks

It is the responsibility of the SCM role to know and to understand the source control tool administrative tasks and to perform them properly and timely.

Read all the required manuals, installation documents, administration manuals and user guides.

It is a very good idea to join any vendor sponsored forums to keep abreast of all tool news.

Keep your source code repositories as clean as possible

It is a very important source code administration task.


Secure access to your code


Version Control

Version Control is a system or tool that captures the changes to a source code element: file, folder, image or binary.

This is beneficial for many reasons, but the most fundamental reason is it allows you to track changes on a per file basis.

For a deeper dive into Version Control


Version Control Software

Version Control Software is an overview of the features and concepts of a few of the more commonly used Open Source SCM Tools, Subversion, Bazaar and Git.

Version Control Software


Software Configuration Management Tools

SCM Tools is a list of the more popularly used Software Configuration Management Tools.

The plan is compile an exhaustive list of tools and rate them according to their usability.

Software Configuration Management Tools


Software Configuration Management Tool Reviews

Please share your Software Configuration Management Tool experiences and reviews!

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Read what other think of their Software Configuration Management Tools.

SCM Tool Reviews


Source Code Branching

Most software projects will invariably require some efforts to be done in parallel.

Multiple releases must be maintained, and multiple platforms must be supported.

For more information Source Code Branching


Software Baseline

The goal of the baseline is to uniquely identify each version of a software component or application, and to facilitate detection and correction of configuration errors.

Software Baseline



Version Control Software Table of Contents

Software Version Control Software Version Control is a software system designed to track changes to individual files and directories. It's primary function is to facilitate, track and help organize changes to constantly evolving software systems.

Source Code Source Code is the intellectual property of an organization. Understanding and properly protecting this valuable asset is one of Software Configuration Management's highest priority.

Source Code Administration Source Code Administration is an important aspect of SCM. Ensuring wise and effective administration to your companies source code is vital to your organization's success.

Source Code Branching Most software projects will invariably require some efforts to be done in parallel. Large software projects require many roles to be filled, developers, architects, builders, testers and managers.

Software Baseline The goal of the baseline is to uniquely identify each version of a software component or application, and to facilitate detection and correction of configuration errors.

Source Code Evaluation In Software Configuration Management, one of the most common asked questions is what SCM source code tools should I use. The answer is, it depends on your source code evaluation criteria.

Source Control Source Control is a system or tool that versions the changes to a source code file. This is beneficial for many reasons, but the most fundamental reason is that it allows you to track changes on a per file basis. The typical tools used for versioning are called version control tools, software configuration management tools, or content management tools.

Version Control Version Control is a system or tool that captures the changes to a source code element: file, folder, image or binary. This is beneficial for many reasons, but the most fundamental reason is it allows you to track changes on a per file basis.

Version Control Software Version Control Software is an overview of the features and concepts of a few of the more commonly used Open Source SCM Tools, Subversion, Bazaar and Git.

SCMWise Home SCMWise is dedicated to Software Configuration Management. This site is a central repository for the collection of best practices, processes, methodologies and tools that surround SCM.



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