BT

VSoft Releases Version Control Survey Results

by Marcie Jones on Aug 24, 2006 |

.NET tool vendor VSoft recently released the results of a survey among 400 VSoft customers on version control product usage.  Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS) remains at the top of the list, though its numbers declined since the 2005 survey.  This may be due in part to customers migrating to Team Foundation Server (TFS), Microsoft's newest source control offering, though TFS is cost-prohibitive for many smaller development shops.  Also nipping at the heels of VSS is Subversion, which is rapidly gaining popularity among .NET developers, particularly as SVN clients have improved integration with Visual Studio.

Hello stranger!

You need to Register an InfoQ account or to post comments. But there's so much more behind being registered.

Get the most out of the InfoQ experience.

Tell us what you think

Allowed html: a,b,br,blockquote,i,li,pre,u,ul,p

Email me replies to any of my messages in this thread

Version Control System Usage by MIke Rowe

It would be interesting to see additional metrics on the Version Control System Usage Survey. A couple of metrics that I think would be interesting seeing would include: SLOCs or some other metric of volume under control, check-ins per some unit of time, number of engineers(or others) using a system, number of released and supported versions of systems maintained under control, ...

As the size of a version control system increases, companies may be willing to pay more to obtain more features -- version control is pretty cheap considering the cost of developing and maintaining the code.

Allowed html: a,b,br,blockquote,i,li,pre,u,ul,p

Email me replies to any of my messages in this thread

Allowed html: a,b,br,blockquote,i,li,pre,u,ul,p

Email me replies to any of my messages in this thread

1 Discuss

Educational Content

General Feedback
Bugs
Advertising
Editorial
InfoQ.com and all content copyright © 2006-2013 C4Media Inc. InfoQ.com hosted at Contegix, the best ISP we've ever worked with.
Privacy policy
BT