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Discussion on: How did people develop software before git or version control?

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Douglas McKechie

One place I worked earlier in my career which did not use source control had a development server on the office network instead.

We mapped its drive and simply loaded the code files on it directly in our editors, made changes, and saved them.

I remember that one or two files in the codebase of a site on there were quite popular and we always had to ask others in the office if they were working on these files to avoid overwriting each others work (and yes this happened from time to time).

It was a pretty awful way of working. Fine if only one person was working on the codebase at a time, but as soon as others tried working on it at the same time we had lots of issues.

I was glad once we changed to using source control.

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Like Google Drive?