Version Control Software

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Version Control Software Overview

What is Version Control Software?

Version control software helps manage changes to software source code over time. This organizes source code management for large development projects with several teams. Version control software is essential in a distributed, collaborative environment where multiple people have access to the source code.

The software tracks of modifications to code in a database. Every change made to the source code is tracked along with who made the change and why, along with a description of the changes. In this way, if a mistake is made it is possible to reverse changes with minimum disruption. Version Control is a common feature set of Software Configuration Management (SCM) tools. Revision control or source control services are similar.

Version Control Software Features & capabilities

Version control software offers the following capabilities:

  • Centralized reviewable, retrievable version history

  • Digital asset (e.g. binary files) storage

  • Pull request, code review, collaboration tools

  • Parallel development streams & branches

  • Isolated code branches

  • Branch creation or deletion

  • Compare and merge version branches

  • Revert code to previous versions

  • Code version management (e.g. conflict resolution)

  • Role-based access and control

Pricing Information

Standalone version control tools are available free and open source for small teams. Pricing for enterprises or larger teams is flexible and scalable and closely tied to immediate access and usage. Version control software is often a feature of configuration management software and may be acquired in an SCM toolset.

Version Control Products

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GitHub is a platform that hosts public and private code and provides software development and collaboration tools. Features include version control, issue tracking, code review, team management, syntax highlighting, etc. Personal plans ($0-50), Organizational plans ($0-200), and…



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Bitbucket from Australian-headquartered Atlassian offers source code management and version control.



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GitLab is a complete open-source DevOps platform, delivered as a single application, fundamentally changing the way Development, Security, and Ops teams collaborate and build software. From idea to production, GitLab helps teams improve cycle time from weeks to minutes, reduce development…

Azure DevOps Server (formerly Team Foundation Server)

AzureDevOps Server (formerly Team Foundation Server, or TFS) is a test management and application lifecycle management tool, from Microsoft's Visual Studio offerings. To license Azure DevOps Server an Azure DevOps license and a Windows operating system license (e.g. Windows Server)…



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SourceForge is an online code hosting service boasting over 500,000 open source software projects, delivering over 4 million downloads every day, expert help, and global reach. SourceForge further boasts the world’s largest collection of open source software tools and applications…

Perforce Helix Core

Multinational company Perforce, headquartered in Alameda, California offers a version control and peer code review solution. Perforce version control is built around Helix Core with add-on products for code review (Helix Swarm) for free, and add Git support products (Helix4Git and…

Bitbucket Server (formerly Stash)

Bitbucket Server (formerly Stash) from Atlassian offers a self-hosted source code management solution.

Apache Subversion

Apache Subversion is a version control option.


Assembla, headquartered in Weston, Massachusetts, is a source code management and version control solution now supported by Idera (acquired 2018).

IBM Rational ClearCase

IBM Rational ClearCase offers software configuration management and version control.

Buddy (formerly Springloops)

Buddy (formerly Springloops) is a SVN/Git source code management tool focused on web development teams. It allows users to code in parallel and share code safely concentrating on results, not on lost changes or overwritten files. With quick deployments, users get rapid collaboration…


Beanstalk is a free version control service offering Git and SVN hosting.


Backlog is a project management and bug tracking tool for teams that want higher productivity, greater visibility, and simple project tracking. Development teams can work together with Design, Marketing, IT, and more. Backlog is designed to get everyone on track by organizing work,…


Bazaar is a version control option sponsored by UK-based Canonical.

Plastic SCM

Plastic SCM

Starting Price $6.95

Plastic SCM is a full stack version control system that aims to make software configuration easy. It focuses on enabling dev teams get work done by facilitating branching, diffing and merging. The vendor says that for those purposes it provides cross-platform apps and GUIs with: Branch…

AWS CodeCommit

AWS CodeCommit is a fully-managed source control service that hosts secure Git-based repositories. It is designed to make it easy for teams to collaborate on code in a secure and highly scalable ecosystem.



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InventHub is a git-based visual version control, enabling collaboration for electronics product engineering teams. The vendors states that InventHub is all about cutting the electronics design time and cost, so teams can effectively collaborate & track design revisions, and,…



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Sourcetree, by Atlassian, is a free version control client for Mac and Windows that works with Git and Mercurial repositories. It's distributed version control allows developers to visualize code, review changesets, stash, cherry-pick between branches or commit with a single click.…