Svn Interview Questions And Answers

svn interview questions and answers   Top 11 Svn Interview Questions And Answers

1) What is SVN?

Apache Subversion which is often abbreviated as SVN, is a software versioning and revision control system distributed under an open source license.

Subversion was created by CollabNet Inc. in 2000, but now it is developed as a project of the Apache Software Foundation, and as such is part of a rich community of developers and users.


2) What is Version Control System?

It is a software that helps software developers to work together and maintain a complete history of their work.


3) What are the different goals of Version Control System?

Following are the goals of VCS:

● It allow developers to work simultaneously.
● Do not overwrite each other's changes.
● Maintain history of every version of everything.


4) What are the different categories of VCS?

Following are the different categories of VCS:

● Centralized Version Control System (CVCS)
● Distributed/Decentralized Version Control System (DVCS).


5) Which kind of surface subversion is?

Subversion falls under centralized version control system, meaning that it uses central server to store all files and enables team collaboration.


6) What is the repository in version control system?

It is the central place where developers store all their work. Repository not only stores files but also the history. Repository is accessed over a network, acting as a server and version control tool acting as a client.


7) What is the trunk in version control system?

The trunk is a directory where all the main development happens and is usually checked out by developers to work on the project.


8) What are the tags in version control system?

The tags directory is used to store named snapshots of the project. Tag operation allows to give descriptive and memorable names to specific version in the repository.


9) What are the branches in version control system?

Branch operation is used to create another line of development. It is useful when you want your development process to fork off into two different directions.


10) What is the life cycle of Version Control System?

Here is the life cycle of Version Control System:

● Create Repository
● Checkout
● Update
● Perform Changes
● Review Changes
● Fix Mistakes
● Resolve Conflicts
● Commit Changes


11) What is create repository in VCS?

The 'create' operation is used to create a new repository. Most of the times this operation is done only once.