Essential Tools: Version Control SystemsComputing in Science and Engineering
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.
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Copyright StatementCopyright © 2009 Konrad Hinsen, Konstantin Läufer, George K. Thiruvathukal
Citation InformationKonrad 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