Software Version Control

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About Software Version Control

Change management warrants a strong software version control system to ensure that code changes are properly tracked. This is particularly critical if development teams are working on multiple releases simultaneously. Software version control as part of an application lifecycle management allows the development team to keep track of code changes and associated documentation and release notes. Software version control is a critical process that is used throughout the entire software development lifecycle.