What is SVN (Subversion)?

Subversion exists to be universally recognized and adopted as an open-source, centralized version control system characterized by its reliability as a safe haven for valuable data; the simplicity of its model and usage; and its ability to support the needs of a wide variety of users and projects, from individuals to large-scale enterprise operations.
SVN (Subversion) is a tool in the Version Control System category of a tech stack.
SVN (Subversion) is an open source tool with 326 GitHub stars and 119 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to SVN (Subversion)'s open source repository on GitHub

Who uses SVN (Subversion)?

Companies
77 companies use SVN (Subversion) in their tech stacks, including LinkedIn, Coderus, and Performance Assessment Network (PAN).

Developers
58 developers use SVN (Subversion).

SVN (Subversion) Integrations

Codenvy, Zulip, Flowdock, CocoaPods, and DataGrip are some of the popular tools that integrate with SVN (Subversion). Here's a list of all 14 tools that integrate with SVN (Subversion).

Why developers like SVN (Subversion)?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use SVN (Subversion)
SVN (Subversion) Reviews

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose SVN (Subversion) in their tech stack.

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Git
JSON
XML
Python
PHP
Java
Swift
JavaScript
Linux
GitHub
Visual Studio Code

I use Visual Studio Code because at this time is a mature software and I can do practically everything using it.

  • It's free and open source: The project is hosted on GitHub and it’s free to download, fork, modify and contribute to the project.

  • Multi-platform: You can download binaries for different platforms, included Windows (x64), MacOS and Linux (.rpm and .deb packages)

  • LightWeight: It runs smoothly in different devices. It has an average memory and CPU usage. Starts almost immediately and it’s very stable.

  • Extended language support: Supports by default the majority of the most used languages and syntax like JavaScript, HTML, C#, Swift, Java, PHP, Python and others. Also, VS Code supports different file types associated to projects like .ini, .properties, XML and JSON files.

  • Integrated tools: Includes an integrated terminal, debugger, problem list and console output inspector. The project navigator sidebar is simple and powerful: you can manage your files and folders with ease. The command palette helps you find commands by text. The search widget has a powerful auto-complete feature to search and find your files.

  • Extensible and configurable: There are many extensions available for every language supported, including syntax highlighters, IntelliSense and code completion, and debuggers. There are also extension to manage application configuration and architecture like Docker and Jenkins.

  • Integrated with Git: You can visually manage your project repositories, pull, commit and push your changes, and easy conflict resolution.( there is support for SVN (Subversion) users by plugin)

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rishig
rishig
Head of Product at Zulip · | 3 upvotes · 10.9K views
atZulip
SVN (Subversion)
Git

I use Git instead of SVN (Subversion) because it allows us to scale our development team. At any given time, the Zulip open source project has hundreds of open pull requests from tens of contributors, each in various stages of the pipeline. Git's workflow makes it very easy to context switch between different feature branches.

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Andrey Kurdyumov
Andrey Kurdyumov
Sr. Software developer · | 1 upvotes · 861 views
SVN (Subversion)
Git

I use Git because it is most popular version control system. Before that I using SVN (Subversion) with great success. Offline working in Git is man reason while I start switching from Subversion. Since more and more project start using Git at the time, I start migrate to it as well.

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Ujjwal Bhujel
Ujjwal Bhujel
Full-stack Developer at Evans Dixon Group · | 1 upvotes · 844 views
SVN (Subversion)

My current work has taught me so much of SVN. Though it is classic and has own pros and cons, I like it too specially the way it handles and tracks the edits with revision numbers and merge techniques. SVN (Subversion)

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SVN (Subversion) Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to SVN (Subversion)?
Git
Git is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency.
Mercurial
Mercurial is dedicated to speed and efficiency with a sane user interface. It is written in Python. Mercurial's implementation and data structures are designed to be fast. You can generate diffs between revisions, or jump back in time within seconds.
Plastic SCM
Plastic SCM is a distributed version control designed for big projects. It excels on branching and merging, graphical user interfaces, and can also deal with large files and even file-locking (great for game devs). It includes "semantic" features like refactor detection to ease diffing complex refactors.
Pijul
Pijul is a free and open source (AGPL 3) distributed version control system. Its distinctive feature is to be based on a sound theory of patches, which makes it easy to learn and use, and really distributed.
Git Reflow
Reflow automatically creates pull requests, ensures the code review is approved, and squash merges finished branches to master with a great commit message template.
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