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As development demands increase, so does your need for a flexible and efficient version control system. You need to be confident that your software assets are tracked and secure and that you are kept up to date with project changes regardless of where you are.

Code Co-op was the first affordable peer-to-peer version control system for distributed teams to address these needs when introduced in 1997. Today, we are still leading the way in our unique approach to version control by enabling developers to collaborate on- and off-site using Email, LAN, and VPN – no server required.

Peer-to-peer Development

Code Co-op is a peer-to-peer system where each project member or peer has a complete copy of each project. Yes, this includes the project history. Code Co-op then ensures that each peer is in synch through the exchange of scripts.

Staying connected through Email, LAN, or VPN

Whether you are using Email, LAN, or VPN to connect to other project peers, Code Co-op makes it easy to stay synchronized. When a check-in is done, small packets of information containing only the changes are compressed and distributed to each project peer. If you are connected through LAN or VPN, the changes are copied over the network. If you are offsite, these changes are emailed to you for receipt through your POP3/SMTP email account or MAPI email client.

Use your existing infrastructure

Since Code Co-op is a peer-to-peer system, all you need is a computer to collaborate. You do not need a central server and the maintenance associated with this type of system. Keep in mind that you can install Code Co-op on a server to create a back-up or if you want to stage it for testing or publishing at no additional cost*.


* You can run Code Co-op on a non-development computer or server for free.