Mercurial and Subversion, good playmates

We've had a couple of Subversion outages recently. As usual, development ground to a halt. People couldn't update their projects, couldn't get the history - we shelved some changes in Intellij for checkin later in the day... in short a pain we could live without. Such is life with centralised version control. Since the advent of bitbucket I've been using Mercurial a lot for my own projects, so thought why not try it at work as a fallback for when subversion is down. [Read More]