Best Practice for Version Control RRS feed

  • Question

  •  Hi guys,

    I have a Medium MOSS farm with 10 site collections, everytime a new requirment comes we doploy it as a feature with WSP package or we deliver manual configuration change documents.

    A query has been raised by the client for the best practise to baseline the codes and version control it, I belive it's different from the conventional applications.
    Could someone please advice.

    ~ Jeethu Joseph | Consultant ~ SharePoint |MCP,MCAD.Net,MCSD.Net,MCTS,A+|
    Monday, February 23, 2009 10:16 AM

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  • First, this is probably a better question for the development newsgroups since you are talking about version control for code rather than version control inside of SharePoint.

    Second, if you have a best practice set up for other code projects you should use that for your SharePoint development since your developers are used to it.   SharePoint development is not that different from other development other than the specific API calls you would have to make.

    At the very least I would highly recommend some sort of version control system like Team Foundation Server.   Personally, everytime I release something to the customer I baseline it with comments recording what bugs were fixed as well as what new features were added just so I have an idea where to look if something goes wrong.   There is no guarantee that a bug that was introduced would be found in the latest version so any help in figuring out when the code was changed is good.

    Hope this helps

    Gary A. Bushey
    Monday, February 23, 2009 11:55 AM
  • I agree.

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    Monday, February 23, 2009 12:33 PM
  • Thanks Guys,

    I also deliver configuration Documents (OOB configs, like configuring search Webparts) besides the code. So could someone point a better managment and version contorl or share your experience/advice on managing a farm.
    ~ Jeethu Joseph | Consultant ~ SharePoint |MCP,MCAD.Net,MCSD.Net,MCTS,A+|
    Tuesday, February 24, 2009 9:56 AM