A rapid software development project, the task of tracking the development and production databases in sync become a sticky wicket. Magento has a version number system to a source migration scripts that can help your team much this often controversial part of the development to make.
The following is part of a longer series on Magento aimed at developers familiar with PHP MVC development. Although each article can be read stand alone, each article is based on concepts and code covered in previous articles. If you are confused, especially to catch up on the earlier work first.