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Software Revision Control Using Git

Any company involved in software development will use a revision control tool.  Many of these tools, such as CVS and Subversion, work by storing file differences in a central repository.  Over recent years however there has been a growing realisation of the limitations of these tools when compared to Git which, rather than file differences, stores repository snapshots and also provides distributed operation.  A number of Abelon’s customers are recent Git adopters, so why are they and other companies making this transition?  What practical benefits does Git offer over these older tools?

With Git every user maintains a complete copy of the repository including all history which allows for flexible offline working.  When changes are committed a snapshot of the repository is taken along with information about that commit.  This provides a high degree of flexibility perhaps most notably when it comes to branching.  Using tools such as CVS, branching and subsequent branch maintenance has a high overhead, by contrast Git makes branching relatively easy.

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Alternative Project Management Strategies

Here is an interesting link to a presentation with some comparisons of different approaches to project management.

Here at Abelon we use various management strategies tailored to the needs of individual projects, but we like Agile because it keeps projects on time and never compromises on quality.

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Abelon Systems Most Innovative Project Prize 2010

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Abelon Systems is delighted to announces the award of the 2010 Prize for Most Innovative Project to Ainara Azcona of Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, for her fascinating MSc Project on creating a Virtual Photo Art Gallery.

Ainara recently completed her MSc Creative Software Systems at the University and carried out the project as part of her course work.

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