Has Git Killed Subversion & CVS?

Video killed the radio star, and the Internet killed both. Many believe Git is on it’s way to killing Subversion (which all but killed CVS), but let’s let the numbers speak for themselves. There are over 20 different open-source and commercial version control systems (VCS) in use today – some getting more media coverage than others. In particular, distributed VCS (DVCS) like Git and Mercurial are attracting a lot of attention due to the popularity of Linus Torvald, GitHub and the recent acquisition of Bitbucket by Atlassian. I wondered what developers are actually using for their software development process so I …

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A generation question

I must admit that I’m new to blogging and these lines have been written on plain old paper first – yes, I was a COBOL developer in the early days of my professional career and I still write a lot of things in upper case. When I made the move to a small start-up named Atria Software back in 1996, the world of software development looked quiet different: small to mid-sized teams, typically co-located around a specially designated project server. Today’s broadband connections are faster than most intranet lines then, and different sites are connected through GB-capacity leased lines? Back …

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