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Visual SourceSafe 2005 Software Configuration Management in Practice by Aleksandar Seovic

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Software Configuration Management Concepts

In order to control the software development lifecycle, SCM employs a series of concepts and techniques. We will take a look at some of these key concepts and techniques, what they are, and how they work. In this section you will learn about the following:

  • Resource Management: Managing source code files, project files, documents, images, etc., in a central area commonly called repository, database, or depot.
  • Workspaces: Providing a private work area for each project participant, separate from the other participants (architects, developers, testers, etc.).
  • Resource Versioning: Maintaining different resource versions as the project evolves using file revisions stored as file deltas.
  • Cooperation Support: Managing ...

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