Long time no written, I know.... I am quite busy these days at work and in my private time working on the web 2.0 startup with my colleagues.
I received an email from Kevin Gao, which is the leading developer of a nice source control software that called SourceAnywhere Hosted of Dynamsoft in order to check out their software tool. I decided to write about this tool, because this one is very suitable to me these days while working on my startup project. I actually needed a good source control in order to manage my code files properly.
So, some conclusions regarding this tool, after working with it close to a month. Let start from the important thing for small developers like me - this tool is FREE to use for up to 3 users, which can be suitable for small to medium projects with low number of developers.
The second thing that was fine by me is the interface of this software, which is very similar to the Microsoft source control (admit it or not - I am a fan of it... ;)), this gave me great a familiar navigation ability between the functionality possibilities and indeed there are some nice possibilities and abilities, like: users and groups roles management and managing your code files (the usual functionality such as rollback, commit, check in/out etc.)
The only disadvantage that I could think about here is a lack of files' state indicator. Dislike other source control tools that I worked with (like: Microsoft source safe control which indicates a file content changes or file state directly in the Visual Studio environment or the SubVersion control system, which indicates the file's state in in the actual file system folder), this tool doesn't indicates it and this is kind of annoying.
Generally I think this is a great tool to use it in order to manage your code version - again for small to medium applications/projects.
You can read about it and download it free of charge (for up to 3 users of course) here. Have fun!