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Visual Studio Team System: Better Software Development for Agile Teams by James W. Newkirk, Will Stott

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Review of Section 4: Build and Integrate Often

THE OSPACS TEAM wanted to introduce a process that would regularly, reliably, and consistently move its software from its development environment into production. Providing effective version control had helped the team take the first steps toward this objective by allowing it to combine the changes made by different developers to the same source files. However, the team now wanted to implement the rest of the process by centrally building and integrating its code so that it could be tested in an environment that more closely emulated its production environment. This required the team to undertake the following activities:

  • Set up the build environment—Visual Studio Team Suite, Team Foundation Build, ...

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