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I am currently in a team of 4 database developers, working with Oracle Database 11g Enterprise Edition. We use quite a bit of SQL/PLSQL and create many scripts. My colleagues send all their work to a specific person before they can be deployed in a production environment.

Instead of bombarding a colleague like this, we'd like to use a version control tool (Team Foundation Server 2010 in our case), pretty much as a code repository, where our work can be saved on a regular basis.

Since noone -- including me -- has any experience with TFS, I'd like to ask:

  • How can we best deploy TFS (or perhaps any other version control tool) in a development and test environment, as a way to manage our work? Any downsides/advantages, any specific points to take into consideration, any tips/pointers?

This is more of an organisational exercise, rather than a technical one. So my current focus is not the installation, etc. but to find the best way to utilize version control in a small team.

Thanks!

EDIT: Perhaps you can also answer the question by recommending several TFS-specific features that might be useful to (Oracle) DBAs and developers.

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  • I admit that the question is a bit broad, but I could use a push in the right direction.
    – Cihan
    Feb 26, 2016 at 13:31
  • Is TFS already installed? Feb 26, 2016 at 18:42
  • Yeah, along with MS Visual Studio 2010. I didn't do the installation myself though, because the IT Help Desk does installations remotely.
    – Cihan
    Feb 29, 2016 at 8:58

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If TFS is in the picture then I assume Visual Studio is there also and Oracle creates development tools for Visual Studio (VS) that will allow you to VS with TFS. With this, you could then create Oracle Database Project in VS and maintain SQL scripts.

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