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

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Chapter 18. Future Build Tools from Microsoft

 

Philosophy: 2/10 rule: When people evaluate and discuss new technologies, they always overestimate what will be feasible in the next 2 years and underestimate what will happen in the next 10.

 
 --CIO Rob Carter of FedEx

InfoWorld: Rob Carter named one of six “chief technology officers of the year” (February 2002).

As of this writing, Microsoft plans to release an onslaught of new developer tools. We have all but declared war on the current leaders in this configuration management industry. Microsoft has always made it a top priority to listen to what customers want, and this release of developer tools is just another example of delivering on feedback. Software developers have been asking for better tools ...

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