VCS with “implicit workflow”
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Published: Jul 30, 2011
Last Updated: Oct 22, 2012
Some tools seek to enable and facilitate different ways of working. Unfortunately other tools are created using a different premise, one of low trust in users and the need to enforce a predefined process. ClearCase and TFS do this. This makes version control systems with “implicit workflow” unsuitable tools for modern agile software development. Project methodologies and the best ways of working on a project need to emerge. Tools that enforce high ceremony around things like check in just get in the way and kill productivity.