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When I talk to ProjectLocker users, one of the most popular questions is whether they should use Subversion or Git. ProjectLocker supports both Subversion and Git, and you can use both types of repositories in your account if you want. At ProjectLocker, we use Git for some projects and Subversion for others. The simple answer is there’s no best answer that makes sense for all teams. You may already know the basics of these two open source systems: Subversion is a centralized version control system, while Git is a distributed version control system (DVCS). Subversion has a long history, having been created as a successor for the aging and widely-used (at the time) CVS system. Due in part to the popularity of some open source projects that use Git, Git has become very popular among developers in the last few years. In fact, a DVCS like Git is an ideal fit for open sou... (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)

iPhone Lovers: Spread the Word About ProjectLocker and Strike Mobile Gold

ProjectLocker Blog We knew there was room in the marketplace for a hosted tools vendor who treated small teams with just as much care and consideration as a big enterprise IT department. But we were all a bit taken aback by the tremendous response we've received for ProjectLocker Lite. For those of you asking to take part in an official ProjectLocker affiliate program, you may yet get your wish later this summer. In the meantime, we thought we'd try something simple to whet your appetites, so we're having a Referral Raffle. You can now get entries into our drawing for a brand new i... (more)