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Introduction to Subversion


2009-08-28, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Hamburg

Introduction to Subversion

This rather short (20 minutes) talk was held by me in the Software Development practical course where I was supervised by Eugen Reiswich.

By humorously showing the pitfalls of software development in a team without source control, I engaged the audience in the problem that software like Subversion tries to solve. I then gave a very brief introduction on how it works and then spent a little more time on how it is used and what practices were relevant for our project.

The talk was a little on the short side (this was planned as such in consideration of the limited development time we had in the course), but was very well-received for focusing on the "why and how do I use it" rather than the "how does it work".



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