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

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Introduction

The topics in this book apply to development shops of all sizes, from small groups of 40 to 100 developers to groups as large as the 2,000+ developers in Windows. Some of these topics might not seem that interesting or important to you depending on what stage of development you are currently in, but the sooner you start planning and designing all these processes into your product plans, the more successful you will be in the long run. Remember that NT started with six people from Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) in 1988 and grew to 200 developers and about 4 to 5 million lines of code before shipping the first version 5 years later.

Keeping this in mind, the quote from Paul Thurrott’s Windows Supersite is appropriate: (http://www.winsupersite.com/reviews/winserver2k3_gold2.asp ...

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