SSW Update - Do you avoid only using source control on code?
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G'Day Developers!

You can spend valuable developer time on every part of a project, not just the code files. The bulk of time is normally spent on coding up .cs, .vb, .resx and .aspx files. However, you could potentially have the following happen if you do not include other files in source control:

  • lose work
  • lose old versions of work
  • have work overwritten

In particular, you should make it as easy as possible to see who changed what, who deleted what, and allow a simple rollback to previous versions of non-code files. Files you should put in source control include:

  • XSL files
  • Word documents
  • Excel Spreadsheets
  • Visio Diagrams
  • HTML files
  • Image files, Flash animations and psd files (yes this takes room in your source control database - but we still want to be able to revert to an old version easily).

Cheers until next time, Adam
SSW Chief Architect and Microsoft Regional Director, Australia 

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