I had the opportunity to present at the recent DrupalCampLA held at the Los Angeles Convention Center. But before I talk about my presentation, I'd like to say great job Chris Charlton, Mike Stewart, and Crystal Williams. DrupalCampLA was a success, and it was great seeing everyone come together for this event. Looking forward to DrupalCampLA 2009.
Summary of presentation
Here is a rundown of what the presentation was about. I spoke on Revision Control and touched on CVS, SVN, and git. I explained the differences between centralized version control and de-centralized version control and the advantages of each. Then we got into Drupal specific stuff and I presented how ninjas install Drupal using CVS and version numbers (i.e. CVS Tags). We also took a brief look at how the release system works for Drupal. I showed how easy it is to update you modules and Drupal core by using a couple simple CVS commands. Then I got into how to create a patch, for bug fixes or feature enhancments to Drupal core and modules in contrib. Finally I talked about how to manage your development envirnonment using two different version control systems concurrently.