Chapter 2. Tools of the Trade

You can use a number of different tools to support and automate the Software Build and Release Management process. This chapter discusses the set that I use throughout the book. Since IBM Rational ClearCase is the foundation for the build and release environment, I also spend some time discussing its concepts and how they can support you in your endeavors.

Aims of This Chapter

To automate any software build and release process, a number of tools need to be installed and configured. It is therefore beneficial to start by identifying the complete set of tools, their relationships, and how they work at a high level. After reading this chapter you will

  • Understand the complete set of tools that are used to support the build ...

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