Do you know that branches are better than Labels?

Last updated by Brady Stroud [SSW] almost 2 years ago.See history

Although labels are useful they can be changed after they have been created with no way to tell that they have been changed.

Figure: Bad example, labels can be edited after the fact (they are mutable)

Figure: Good example, branches give absolute certainty of versions (they are immutable)

Fact #1 : Creating a branch of 1GB of source code does not increase the size of your database by 1GB. It just adds a bunch of pointers. Only the differences are actually stored. Fact #2 : When you delete a branch it is not really “deleted”, you are just ending the history. You can undelete at a later time.

Tip : Find deleted items by ticking “Tools | Options | Source Control | Visual Studio Team Foundation Server | Show deleted items in the Source Control Explorer”

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