This is a "part 2" post, which succeeds this one.

I just got a message that my developer created another two movies about the tool .. actually two that isn't too much about source control, but can be very useful to developers... . Functionality that blew my mind, in fact..

Edit in External Editor

First is the possibility to edit an object in an external editor.. . It's something like Sorren already showed in his blog (recently re-posted here), but we're using your favorite editor. Me personally like to use Notepad++, but the genuine notepad, or UltraEdit or any other editor works as well.. you might have noticed we set up the editor in the setup of ReVision.

Sometimes it's easier to find or do something in a text editor .. and that's why we added this functionality:

Compare and Merge

This is actually a very VERY useful tool which I already tested and used in a live environment .. and oh man, I was so happy it existed.. . The idea is some kind of DEV and LIVE database, where you can easily check what the differences are for a certain amount of objects .. In a very easy way: select the objects in the DEV environment, tell the tool you want to compare this with the live environment .. and up you go .. . On top of that, if there ARE differences, you can merge them (again in you favorite compare-tool) immediately and save them to your live database. Your object will be compiled and merged .. :
It's useful for DEV/LIVE comparison, but also to build in certain pieces of functionality from one database to another .. you know what I mean.

Cool, isn't it? :-)

If you wonder .. yes, the version constrol is being taken care of in the above situations as well .. If you change something, a new version is saved to the repository as well ..

Greetings from San Francisco!

Ps, we might be adding another one about the source control itself, because I noticed that the movie about the source control is quite short. On the other hand, there is just not much more to say .. It's saving your versions into a repository ;°)...