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Software Versioning in the Cloud - Towards Source Code Management

Gioachin, Filippo; Liang, Qianhui; Yao, Yuxia; Lee, Bu Sung
HP Laboratories


Keyword(s): Software Development; Cloud Computing; Version Control Systeml; Revisions; Collaborations

Abstract: With the introduction of cloud computing and Web 2.0, many applications are moving to the cloud environment. Version control systems have also taken a first step towards this direction. Nevertheless, existing systems are either client-server oriented or completely distributed, and they don't match exactly the nature of the cloud. In this paper we propose a new cloud version control system focusing on the requirements imposed by cloud computing, that we identified as: concurrent editing, history rewrite, accountability, scalability, security, and fault tolerance. Our plan is to tackle these issues in a systematic way, and we present in this paper an overview of the solutions organized in three separate layers: access API, logical structure, and physical storage.

9 Pages

Additional Publication Information: ICSOFT 2011: 6th International Conference on Software and Data Technologies

External Posting Date: March 6, 2012 [Fulltext]. Approved for External Publication
Internal Posting Date: March 6, 2012 [Fulltext]

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