Chapter 7. Managing the Development Environment

For many programmers, managing a large software project is one of the least exciting parts of the job. For one thing, very little of a programming job involves writing code. Unlike the normally agile Web development model, where advances are made rapidly, project management is often about putting a throttle on development efforts to ensure quality control. Nevertheless, I find the challenges to be a natural extension of my work as a programmer. At the end of the day, my job is to make sure that my clients’ Web presence is always functioning as it should be. I need to not only ensure that code is written to meet their needs but also to guarantee that it works properly and that no other services have ...

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