Mercurial DVCS DevJam Presentation

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This past week, I gave a presentation to the DevJam meeting on the advantages of using Mercurial, a DVCS (Distributed Version Control System) over tools like Subversion, Perforce, and ClearCase.

I’ve been using a mercurial repository at bitbucket to host the build-test-data grails plugin, as well as a number of other things that I’ve done. We’re also using it at work to hold our grails applications. I find that the way Mercurial works fits better with my style of development over git, the other popular DVCS.

The turnout at the meeting was great, and a heated discussion followed the presentation (as it always does at that meeting).

I’ve checked the original keynote files along with a PDF version into a mercurial repository.

Here’s the presentation on SlideShare: