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Mike Mason's New Book "Pragmatic Version Control Using Subversion" Is Out

ThoughtWorks' Subversion Expert and Author Featured in Award-Winning Series for Developers

The award-winning series, The Pragmatic Starter Kit, has a new addition: Pragmatic Version Control Using Subversion, by Mike Mason, a senior developer with the transnational IT professional services firm ThoughtWorks.

Version control is the lifeblood of software projects, but it often becomes complicated and overly difficult. The original first volume of the Starter Kit solves that problem with a guide to getting started with version control, including simple recipes for managing day-to-day development tasks using CVS, a widely-used Open Source version control system.

Now in Pragmatic Version Control Using Subversion, author Mike Mason expands the original, award-winning CVS-based book to include a complete description of Subversion, an advanced, Open Source, modern version control system designed to replace CVS.

Mike Mason says, "This book can help developers become more efficient - they'll work better as a team, and keep on top of software complexity." Mason brings key points of version control workflow to life with real-world examples using Subversion.

The book also includes additional sections on installing Subversion, creating a repository, configuring network access, common, "daily use" recipes, as well as more advanced topics such as tagging, branching, organizing your project and tracking third-party content.

Because Subversion is a new technology, the book offers plenty of help for people getting started, and includes sections on migrating to Subversion from CVS, installing and networking Subversion, and administering a repository. Client-side tools, including GUI tools and IDE-integration plugins, are also covered.

Readers just starting out with version control will appreciate this book--it covers the basics that they'll need to get their job done. But it's also suitable for people who've been using version control for years, as it contains simple solutions to replace their existing, overly-complicated workarounds. Finally it provides a straightforward guide to getting started with the increasingly-popular Subversion system: installing, networking and administering a repository.

You can order a copy online at  http://www.pragmaticprogrammer.com/titles/svn/index.html

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