Chapter 8.Development Environment

Today, change is intrinsic to most software engineering endeavors. Applications consist of many components, some of which are based on previous versions and all of which may be undergoing constant revision. The problems of application development are further complicated by the interdependences that exist between components. Changing just one component may result in changes to several other components that depend on it.

To build and maintain high-quality applications efficiently, application development organizations must have a consistent and systematic approach to manage changes they are making to their applications. They are looking for standard methods and procedures and, where possible, automation to ...

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