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Discussion on: How did software teams handle version control before version control tools? Did distributed development exist back then?

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Glenn Stovall • Edited

I worked at an agency where we didn't have version control. Usually, we could isolate projects and parts of work, and check in with each other. (I'll work on the news feed, you work on the profile page).

One time we took a "talking stick" approach with a Koosh ball. If the ball wasn't on your desk, you weren't allowed to update production.

There were lots of bugs and losing work was not uncommon. Wouldn't recommend it.

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Kinyanjui Wangonya Author

The "talking stick" approach... nice 😅

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for real :-)