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Code Craft by Pete Goodliffe

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Jack-of-All-Trades, Buildmaster Of?

Many organizations employ a specific person to fulfill a build engineer role, often known as the buildmaster. This person's job is to maintain the build system. The role may also involve planning and managing release schedules, or it may be purely technical. The buildmaster knows the build system intimately. He or she probably sets it up, adds new targets as required, maintains the overnight build scripts, and so on. The buildmaster also owns the build system documentation, and probably administers the source control system.

The buildmaster performs the release builds, and for this reason is often heavily involved with tracking component stability. He or she is charged with ensuring the reliability and safety ...

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