I made a note on my list to look at Shay Shmeltzer's Weblog post titled "JDeveloper now supports all version control tools
" about a couple of weeks ago as it sounded useful. Using version control for any software development and also for configuration files involved in the applications and the database is something that I recommend to clients and also in my writings (book and security course). Storing important files in version control systems can help control changes made as well as control access to those files. Of course a hacker may alter the live files if he is able but at least a controlled version will exist. The same applies to applications source code of course. JDeveloper is an important development tool for Oracle so itís good to see that version control software can be integrated. As Shay points out in his post JDeveloper doesn't exactly support all version control tools but Shay has written a how to show how they can be supported without coding. The how-to is called "Integrating 3rd Party Version Control Tools with JDeveloper - Codeless Integration of 3rd Party Tools with JDeveloper
". This is quite an interesting post by Shay.