Thursday, May 17, 2007

Kyle Cordes on tools

Kyle Cordes wants people to view a presentation by Linus Torvalds discussing distributed version control tools. I plan to watch the talk soon, but a comment Kyle made in his blog entry really rang true. It's something I've been saying (less eloquently) for a long time:

"I have heard it said that these are all 'just tools' which don’t matter, you simply use whatever the local management felt like buying. That is wrong: making better tool choices will make your project better (cheaper, faster, more fun, etc.), making worse tool choices will make your project worse (more expensive, slower, painful, higher turnover, etc.)"