What Is This Thing Called Source Control SVN FTW... Or SVN WTF?
Topics To Be Covered <ul><li>How Source Control Benefits You and Does This Mean More Work </li></ul><ul><li>How Source Con...
How Source Control Benefits You <ul><li>Source Control is really all about freedom – you’ll be free from the stress of wor...
Does This Mean More Work For Me? <ul><li>Barely.  As long as you can Right-Click and choose ‘Update’ in Windows Explorer y...
How Source Control Benefits The Company <ul><li>You’ll be happier, more productive, less error-prone, and overall be bette...
Our Current Source Control System <ul><li>We have a Source Control system? </li></ul><ul><li>Yup, we use Windows Explorer ...
How It Will Work In The FUTURE! <ul><li>The Source Control Server will handle your backups for you – you won’t need to spr...
When Do We Get To Switch Over? <ul><li>How Soon?  Real Soon. </li></ul><ul><li>The current plan is to have all of our site...
Who Gets To Switch Over First? <ul><li>Pretty much everybody </li></ul><ul><li>We’re going to be moving over the non-core ...
How Long Will This Take To Get In <ul><li>We’ve already got Source Control online </li></ul><ul><li>Over the next two week...
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What Is This Thing Called Source Control

  1. 1. What Is This Thing Called Source Control SVN FTW... Or SVN WTF?
  2. 2. Topics To Be Covered <ul><li>How Source Control Benefits You and Does This Mean More Work </li></ul><ul><li>How Source Control Benefits XXXXX </li></ul><ul><li>Our Current Source Control System and How It Will Work In The FUTURE! </li></ul><ul><li>When Do We Get To Switch Over? </li></ul><ul><li>Who Gets To Switch Over First? </li></ul><ul><li>How Long Will This Take To Get In </li></ul>
  3. 3. How Source Control Benefits You <ul><li>Source Control is really all about freedom – you’ll be free from the stress of worrying about making mistakes that break sites </li></ul><ul><li>Treat Source Control much like a Massive Undo feature... You can roll-back your mistakes, make new ones, roll those back, and eventually get the right code in that will make all the advertisers and marketers happy </li></ul>
  4. 4. Does This Mean More Work For Me? <ul><li>Barely. As long as you can Right-Click and choose ‘Update’ in Windows Explorer you’ll be fine </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It really is that easy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>We’ve even got a special program we’ll install for you that will do the updating for you if you need it </li></ul>
  5. 5. How Source Control Benefits The Company <ul><li>You’ll be happier, more productive, less error-prone, and overall be better cogs in the massive XXXXXX machinery </li></ul><ul><li>When you fix bugs you can put notes into the Source Control engine to allow the “collective” to learn from your teachings </li></ul>
  6. 6. Our Current Source Control System <ul><li>We have a Source Control system? </li></ul><ul><li>Yup, we use Windows Explorer to copy files all over the place. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Occasionally the files are on the server, sometimes on your own computer, or perhaps only on the live server and you’re hoping that it doesn’t get overwritten </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. How It Will Work In The FUTURE! <ul><li>The Source Control Server will handle your backups for you – you won’t need to spread copies of your files all over the place anymore </li></ul><ul><li>You’ll actually be working on a copy of the website on your “local” computer – not the “dev” server – this allows you to do whatever you want without negatively affecting other users </li></ul><ul><li>When you’re done making your updates you just Update the Source Control and your changes will be available for everybody else </li></ul>
  8. 8. When Do We Get To Switch Over? <ul><li>How Soon? Real Soon. </li></ul><ul><li>The current plan is to have all of our sites put into Source Control by the end of November </li></ul>
  9. 9. Who Gets To Switch Over First? <ul><li>Pretty much everybody </li></ul><ul><li>We’re going to be moving over the non-core sites first </li></ul><ul><li>Once we get the minor sites out of the way we’ll tackle xxxx, xxxxx, and xxxx </li></ul>
  10. 10. How Long Will This Take To Get In <ul><li>We’ve already got Source Control online </li></ul><ul><li>Over the next two weeks we’ll be moving our sites into it so that by Dec 1 st we’ll all be switched </li></ul><ul><li>After our dev sites we’ll do more (flash game source code?) </li></ul>

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