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Professional Team Foundation Server 2013 by Grant Holliday, Martin Woodward, Ed Blankenship, Damian Brady, Steven St. Jean

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Chapter 11Common Version Control Scenarios

What's in this chapter?

  • Organizing folders within the branch structure
  • Managing and storing third-party dependencies
  • Managing source code and binaries for internal shared libraries
  • Storing customization artifacts to manage Team Foundation Server in the version control repository

A few scenarios are common across development teams when managing source code for their applications and managing Team Foundation Server. Organizing and architecting the structure of the version control system can have a direct effect on improving the way applications are managed and built. This chapter explores some of those scenarios and discusses possible solutions to tackle each of them. When illustrating these scenarios, we will be using a Team Foundation Version Control–based team project, although you could use a Git-based team project just as easily.

Setting Up the Folder Structure for Your Branches

One common issue that development teams have centers on the organization of their source control repositories. Over time, these repositories can become unruly and downright difficult to locate. The common question around the office can sometimes be, “Where is that located in source control?”

By providing some organization to the version control repository in Team Foundation Server, you can provide your team with better discoverability of source code assets. You can also introduce best engineering practices that will make it easier to compile your applications ...

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