Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Vault

So after writing my previous post, I was thinking that it may seem a little odd that the hours until deployment whittle away and I am posting to my blog. The reason I was able to find the time is because I am currently working from my dining room table. How that is relevant at all is that I am connected to my work network via VPN, so I am also connected to Visual Source Safe via VPN. I am not sure if you have any experience with Source Safe over a VPN connection, but to say it is slow is an understatement. I turn on Visual Studio and click on my solution, read a book, say yes that I want to get latest, take a walk, choose to leave the files that I have checked out, post a blog, cook dinner, IM my friend Avonelle then start working. Avonelle asked me why I don't try Vault. I did find a review of Vault. Has anyone replaced Visual Source Safe with Vault in an MS partner kind of environment?

6 comments:

RG said...

One of the best things about Vault is that it is similar enough to SourceSafe that the change won't be as painful. Also, since Vault is marketed as a replacement to SourceSafe, they are used to helping people with that transition. (Plus, Vault is built with .NET and uses SQL Server.)

I've had fairly good luck with it, although I confess it is a bit easier sell for me because it is free for single users. But I am much happier with it than I ever was with SourceSafe.

Anonymous said...

I used Vault public community license when I was experimenting after college with projects. It was awesome!

http://whoisjake.com/blog/archive/2004/10/06/578.aspxJake
http://whoisjake.com/blog/

Valerie Vogt said...

Maybe it is time to think about switching...

Anonymous said...

Valerie -

We switched early this year and haven't looked back. The concepts and working style are the same as VSS (though more customizable) and if you use VS.NET integration, it's pretty transparent. I rarely need to open the Vault client.

I use it from home all the time over a VPN (via cable modem) and the performance is nearly as good as being in the office.

You can download and install it and it defaults to allowing one user account on the server -- great if you're an independent/consultant type, but if you've got a spare machine around it's a good way to test it out and see what you think.

No, I don't have any relationship with Sourcegear, other than a customer. :)

J Donnici
http://jeff.donnici.com

blameMike said...

I don't personally have much experience with Vault, however my homie Wes posted a good review.

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