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IBM Rational ClearCase, Ant, and CruiseControl: The Java Developers Guide to Accelerating and Automating the Build Process by Kevin A. Lee

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Chapter 1. Introduction to Software Build and Release Management

This chapter introduces the key concepts and definitions I use throughout the book. I start by defining what I mean by the terms build and release, and then I describe the process by which they are constructed: Software Build and Release Management. Next, I look at the challenges that project teams typically face when building and releasing software. Finally, with the aim of addressing these challenges, I define an integrated software build and release life-cycle solution. The constituent parts of this solution form the book’s framework.

Software Build and Release Management

The field of software development is littered with acronyms and definitions, and Software Build and Release ...

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