Handy cheat sheet for Visual Source Safe
And is anyone stopping to help the 'silent majority' learn to use their tool of choice, i.e. VSS, just a little better?
With this thought in mind, I've developed
In all seriousness, your code is immensely valuable, and you need to respect that fact. Please use a reliable system.
If you're having trouble moving a sluggish team away from VSS, them move them onto Sourcegear vault. It re-uses the concepts and the look of VSS, but adds in reliability and a lot more.
If you're new to version control, or have projects that don't use *any* version control, get subversion up and running. It's easy to use on every system and it's free.
Git, etc: If you're a candidate for using a DVCS, then you already know all about it and don't need to take advice from an idiot like me.
One other plea: if you have 'little' projects that are 'too small to bother with source control' -- just re-think it.
Hooking up to a free subversion repository is easy, and beneficial. Hard-drives do crash, you know. And sometimes, you do need to roll back, you know.
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