GIT Vs SVN Vs TFS

The git, svn and tfs are version control software applications that are used in visual studios but still, there are some features that differentiate these systems from one another. These differences are as following:

GIT

It was created by Linus Torvalds, Its development was started on 3 April 2005 and ends on 21 December 2005. This is a version control system with software tracking facility. It is mainly designed for the management of source code in software development and for tracking the changes in computer files. It is a distributed revision control system that works with high speed provides data integrity and sport various distributed and non-linear work close. Get is free and open source software license by GNU. It maintains a full-fledged repository that contains a complete history of files with full version tracking abilities. It can handle large projects easily and is compatible with existent system and protocols.

Disadvantages

Examining changes in files is more costly and renaming is still a big issue.

SVN

SVN was introduced by CollabNet in 2000 as an Open Source Control System. SVN is a software system used for software versioning and revision control. This is an open source version control system used by export for controlling current as well as the historical version of files such as source code web pages and the documentation this is software that completely focuses on source control only it used the centralized system for source control. You can use SVN for free of cost. It has two versions the Visual SVN and the Anhk SVN. It promises fully atomic operations. Maintain the file metadata and versioning of directories. It stores all types of files and versioning of symbolic links uses client-server and layered library designs with cheap branching.

Disadvantages

It is loosely integrated with the visual studios as it provides some third-party options for integration. It has a problem with renaming operation in files.it uses a centralized control system and stores additional copies of files that leads to storage wastage. It is not able to store modified times of the files.

TFS

Also called Team Foundation Server it is a Microsoft product introduced in 2005. It is added as a native support with the GIT for improving its functioning. It has many advanced features like source code management, reporting, requirement management, project management, automated builds, testing and release management and the lab management. It is also centralized source control software. It is tightly integrated into visual studies. TFS is a complete Application-Life-Cycle management solution. You can access TFS for free only if you have a high- level MSDN subscription. TFS have data warehouse which is a relational database and SQL server analysis services data cube.

Disadvantages

With TFS the work of pulling branches and files is quite difficult. You have to workspace mapping for merging one file with another. This needs large disk space and slows down your IDE. Whenever you perform un-mapping with a branch TFS pulls down all the files from the branch that increases the burden. It is not capable of identifying the binary same files. It has another bad feature of weak research because it only searches the file with its name.

Comparison

After looking at the above explanations we can easily find which technology is better than the other one. These three are the version control platforms that are widely used by the computer users. According to the features, the SVN is just a source control system and provides no other facilities like TFS and GIT. Both TFS and SVN are centralized approaches but the GIT is a decentralized system so it is more useful while working with non-linear data. In SVN you can just store the whole Metadata of the files but cannot store the modification timings. By using the TFS and GIT together we can get the benefits of both the centralized and decentralized systems at one place. The TFS is tightly integrated whereas the GIT and SVN are loosely integrated within the visual studio. TFS provides you file tracing facility that was not included in the SVN and GIT systems. The GIT is best suitable for isolated branch accessibility whereas in TFS it's not possible. So if you want a system just for source control than SVN is good, but for tracking, reporting and project management works the GIT and TFS both are considered as best. For today's organizations where distributed department approach is working the TFS and GIT are more efficient and secure.