Published: 01 February 2011
Analyst(s): Sean Kenefick
Are you frustrated with your centralized version control system (CVCS)? Do your developers spend needless time trying to merge code? Have you reached the stage where you just don't want to let developers branch the codebase? Then distributed version control systems (DVCSs) such as Git and Mercurial are for you. Research Director Sean Kenefick assesses the leading next-generation version control tools and explains why now might be the right time to switch from a standard CVCS tool.
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