Managing hundreds, thousands, or even tens of thousands of files containing software source code has been a challenge ever since the early days of software engineering. The biggest issue has been recording and managing change to that source code over time in order to maintain the context surrounding all changes.
To handle this, software engineers have designed, and implemented numerous methods for managing change over the years and in this video, we will review two of the most common source code management models used today. We will discuss the single and distributed source management models paying particular attention to the latter as we learn how to manage our software’s source code.
In this video, we discuss the problems that arise due to the nonlinear nature of the software development workflow. We address problems specific to the lack of accountability and lack of chronology that occur when there is a lack of change management when developing software in teams.