Source control support for ApexSQL products

Currently five ApexSQL products support source control systems: ApexSQL Build, ApexSQL Data Diff, ApexSQL Diff, ApexSQL Script and ApexSQL Source Control. For all of these products support of source control systems is provided the similar way. In this article, we will describe some general questions of source control systems usage as well as some of future plans.

Native source control systems

In this case, access to source control system is provided using drivers developed by ApexSQL and shipped along with ApexSQL products. Using these drivers ApexSQL products can access the following source control systems: Git, Mercurial, Perforce, Apache Subversion, and Team Foundation Server.

  • Git
    Git is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency.
    ApexSQL Build, ApexSQL Data Diff, ApexSQL Diff, ApexSQL Script and ApexSQL Source Control support Git up to the latest version
  • Mercurial
    Mercurial is a free, distributed source control management tool. It efficiently handles projects of any size.
    ApexSQL Build, ApexSQL Data Diff, ApexSQL Diff, ApexSQL Script, and ApexSQL Source Control support Mercurial up to the latest version
  • Perforce
    Perforce is a commercial, proprietary revision control system developed by Perforce Software. It is an enterprise version management system in which users connect to a shared file repository. It is highly scalable and can support very large projects.
    ApexSQL Build, ApexSQL Data Diff, ApexSQL Diff, ApexSQL Script, and ApexSQL Source Control support Perforce up to the latest version
  • Subversion
    Apache Subversion is a popular, free, and open source revision control system.
    ApexSQL Build, ApexSQL Data Diff, ApexSQL Diff, ApexSQL Script, and ApexSQL Source Control support Apache Subversion up to the latest version
  • Team Foundation Server
    Team Foundation Server is another source control system developed by Microsoft Corporation for more enterprise environments.
    ApexSQL Build, ApexSQL Data Diff, ApexSQL Diff, ApexSQL Script, and ApexSQL Source Control support all versions including Team Foundation Server 2015

What’s new

In ApexSQL Data Diff 2016 R3 release, we implemented native support for all five source control systems.

See also

Some technical information about connection setup is described in the article on this link.

November 18, 2013