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Steve Jones is the editor of SQLServerCentral.com and visits a wide variety of data related topics in his daily editorial. Steve has spent years working as a DBA and general purpose Windows administrator, primarily working with SQL Server since it was ported from Sybase in 1990. You can follow Steve on Twitter at twitter.com/way0utwest

Just use Version Control

There are free systems out there. If you have no budget, and want to get started, download one of these:

There are good ones to pay for as well, and some of them have other features and integration you may like:

There are plenty more. Please, please, please, start using Version Control. There are compelling reasons from many successful developers, including those that want your database code under control.

There are ways to do this, but please pick one. Version control is a must for professional software developers. That means if you write code, and get paid for it, use version control. If you write code, and don’t get paid for it, value your time and use VCS anyway.


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