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Brownfield Application Development in .NET by Kyle Baley, Donald Belcham

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Chapter 2. Version control in brownfield applications

This chapter covers

  • Preparing your app for version control
  • Learning the check-in dance
  • Working effectively with version control

In chapter 1, we defined a brownfield application and discussed the various challenges you’ll face. Now it’s time to review your project’s ecosystem for pain points and see what you can do to address them. To that end, we’re starting with a seemingly basic topic: version control.

Let’s begin with a quick look at the worst source control system you’re likely to encounter when you tackle a brownfield project.

You: I’m excited to be furthering the development of your tremendously popular website. How may I gain access to the source control repository?

Your client: ...

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