Bin Sarib, A. S & Shen, H. (2014). SORC: Service-oriented distributed revision control for collaborative web programming. Proceedings of the 2014 IEEE 18th international conference on computer supported cooperative work in design 638-643. United States of America: IEEE Computer Society. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1109/CSCWD.2014.6846919
Web applications become ubiquitous and more complex, often requiring team developmental work. Software configuration management (SCM) systems have long been used for managing collaborative development. However, the centralised architecture - the most common architecture of today's SCM systems - which requires developers to replicate all project source files, is not suitable for Web applications, especially those that are service-oriented and distributed by nature. In this paper, we present Service-Oriented Revision Control (SORC), a distributed SCM model specifically for effectively supporting collaborative programming of Web applications, which does not rely on the centralised architecture or replicate project source files across developers. SORC allows a developer's code to be exposed to their peers as Web services, while revision control of the project is at the service rather than the file level. We have further developed a prototype SCM system SORCER to test the feasibility of the new model.
Peter Faber Business School
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