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January 5, 2005
(This post is from my old, old, super old site. My views have changed over the years, hopefully my writing has improved, and there is now more than a handful of folks reading my site. Enjoy.)

Wednesday, January 5th, 2005

I just got done reading Practical Subversion by Garrett Rooney, and it's a pretty good book.

It goes over pretty much everything I've ever wanted or thought about doing with Subversion- and introduced me to some new things that I hadn't considered before (tab competion? cool!). By far, the best chapter is "A Crash Course in Subversion", which does a fine job of getting you up to speed or reintroducing subversion if you're already using it.

The "Best Practices" chapter came a close second though, which not only covered best practices for using subversion, but also had a couple of gems in there for software development in general. Garrett is pretty good at putting down on paper why mantras like "commit early, commit often" or "don't break the tree" are so important.

So I'd recommend it, and Amazon has it for $23.09. Just make sure to get your boss to buy it for you if you can :)

-- posted 12:56 am