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This tidbit comes from a recent ProjectLocker newsletter. Enjoy! Like most revision control systems, Subversion keeps a record of every change that is made to the repository: additions, updates, deletes, etc. This means that it's possible to reconstruct the state of your codebase at any prior revision. But how do you actually get back a file or directory back from a prior revision? Suppose you had a directory in your repository called /www/beta and you deleted it in revision 160. Sometime later, you realize you want to put it back where it was. Fortunately, there is a simple command that will let you revive the deleted file: svn copy -r 159 http://server.projectlocker.com/account/project/svn/www/beta http://server.projectlocker.com/account/project/svn/www/beta (That should all go on the same command line.) What this does is copy www/beta as it existed in revision 159... (more)

BMWs, Cup Holders, and the Promise of Product Management

Being intentional about product choices is becoming increasingly recognized as a winning strategy for product management. The basic idea is that by relentlessly focusing on the core of your product, you can create a more lovable product that is easy for your customers to use. Companies like Apple and Basecamp extoll the virtues of rejecting most customer-requested features to prevent dilution of their offerings.  ... (more)

ProjectLocker Announces Free Hosting

ProjectLocker (www.projectlocker.com), the Internet's leading provider of rapidly deployable advanced software quality tools, today announced the release of ProjectLocker Free, a new service level for its popular suite of software quality tools that it's now offering to the public at no charge to subscribers. As Runako Godfrey, CEO of ProjectLocker, states, “We feel that, especially in a business environment as challenging as today's, now is not the time for companies to sacrifice the quality of their software products. It's our hope that our new Free offering gives our clients ... (more)

Cloud IDE Roundup

The recent announcement of the open-sourcing of the Codebox IDE is a good excuse to take a break and examine some current cloud-based IDEs. If you’re new to the space, a cloud IDE lets developers code and manage their projects from a browser. This lets you keep all of your code in the cloud, and means you don’t need to have a powerful laptop to do real programming work. Using a cloud IDE lets you more easily share development environments with your team, which lets new team members become productive faster. Some cloud IDEs also allow you to connect to backend services for build/... (more)

Do you need a Subversion client?

Whether you're running Subversion yourself on your local servers or taking advantage of one of ProjectLocker's hosted Subversion subscriptions, you'll still need a suitable Subversion client to run on your workstation.  Since ProjectLocker will work with virtually any Subversion client, we're tool-agnostic.  But, we realize it's probably helpful for both our new customers and veteran clients to see what's currently available.  Below, you'll find a list of some of the most popular open source Subversion clients on the web, arranged by supported operating systems.  This list is by ... (more)