Chris Cannam, 2011-11-30 08:11 PM
h1. Why should I use code.soundsoftware.ac.uk?
h2. I'm happy keeping my research code on my own computer!
Why should I use some website to manage it?
* *Version control* for history tracking, easier collaboration, and an off-site backup.
"See this article":http://soundsoftware.ac.uk/why-version-control for more about why using a proper version control system is a good idea that will make your day-to-day work easier and less stressful.
"Watch these videos":http://easyhg.org/videos.html to get an impression of how straightforward it is to use a version control system: the small amount of time you spend getting started is very quickly gained back in saved time managing your code, even for the smallest and simplest projects. And you can start using version control easily even for code you are already working on.
* *Collaborative development* for working on code and papers with colleagues.