July 11, 2014

What Makes A Good Check-in?

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The central operation in any version control system (VCS) like Perforce is the check-in (submit in Perforce-speak), but often not enough consideration is given to the quality of the submit itself, only to the code. Since I have been working in this industry for a while and experienced many different approaches from our customers, and ourselves, I wondered: what actually makes a good check-in?

You can see the result of these musings in a recently published Dr. Dobb’s article.

Let me know what you think. Do the criteria listed in the article match your experience? Is there anything I missed? Reach me on Twitter - @p4sven.

Happy hacking!