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Build Master, The: Microsoft’s Software Configuration Management Best Practices by Vincent Maraia

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Chapter 4. The Build Lab and Personnel

 

Philosophy: Noah didn’t start building the ark when it started to rain.

 
 --Dean Kamen, inventor of the Segway and founder of FIRST
Noah.

Figure 4.1. Noah.

When I visit customers and review their build process, the second most common problem I see is that the development team does not have a build lab. The most common problem is that they lack a mainline, as described in Chapter 2, “Source Tree Configuration for Multiple Sites and Parallel (Multi-Version) Development Work.” The success of a software company or group is directly proportional to its ratio of labs to conference rooms. More labs than conference rooms equals ...

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