You can create complex applications quickly by combining the skills of a team of developers. However, team development requires some extra coordination to keep the development effort working smoothly. One strategy is to use source control software, such as Microsoft Visual SourceSafe, to manage the files in a project.
The following topics provide strategies that you can follow to make team development successful. They assume that you're already familiar with creating a Visual FoxPro application, as discussed in other sections.
In This Section
- Team Development Concepts (Visual FoxPro)
- Describes how you can create applications faster and develop more complex applications by working with a team of developers.
- Source Control Features
- Explains that Visual FoxPro provides a number of features that support team development, a significant feature of which is the use of a source code control system to coordinate access to files in a project.
- Managing Visual FoxPro Projects Under Source Control
- Explains the process for using source control software in Visual FoxPro, including that you put projects under source control, add files to your source-controlled projects, and update the project list for each project.
- Managing Files in a Source-Controlled Project
- Says that after you have put a Visual FoxPro project under source control, you can work with individual files or manage the project as a whole.
- Developing and Modifying Databases in Teams
- Suggests that in addition to working together with projects and project files, your team must be able to share information in databases.
- Developing Class Libraries in Teams
- Describes how, because class libraries (.vcx files) are a crucial part of most Visual FoxPro applications, teams must be able to coordinate development efforts when creating them.