Skip to main content
Essential Tools: Version Control Systems
Computing in Science & Engineering
  • Konrad Hinsen
  • Konstantin Läufer, Loyola University Chicago
  • George K. Thiruvathukal, Loyola University Chicago
Document Type
Publication Date
Publisher Name
IEEE Computer Society

Did you ever wish you'd made a backup copy of a file before changing it? Or before applying a collaborator's modifications? Version control systems make this easier, and do a lot more.

© 2009 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other users, including reprinting/ republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted components of this work in other works.
Creative Commons License
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0
Citation Information
Konrad Hinsen, Konstantin Läufer, George K. Thiruvathukal, "Essential Tools: Version Control Systems," Computing in Science and Engineering, vol. 11, no. 6, pp. 84-91, Nov./Dec. 2009, doi:10.1109/MCSE.2009.194