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How I Learned to Love Revision Control

Location: D138 Level: Intermediate
Average rating: **...
(2.25, 4 ratings)

“Revision control? What’s that?” Knowing what I know now, it’s scary to look back and ask what might have happened if one hard drive had failed at the wrong time. After reviewing some revision control concepts, we will look at several projects to see how they could have leveraged revision control and what the benefits would have been.

Attendees will leave with a better understanding of how revision control can be used to make all aspects of their architecture more visible and also more resilient when things do fail and need to be restored. We will discuss the concepts of branching and tagging, when they are appropriate, and when some other approach is a good idea.

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David Gray


Dave is a programmer who climbs things. Or is that a climber who programs things? He likes working with a wide variety of technologies, preferably all at once. He got his start writing Perl and still enjoys bending it to his will. Dave enjoys working at OmniTI with lots of smart people.

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