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The Build Master By Vincent Maraia

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Intended for software leads and software configuration management persons, this book acts as a complement to the 'Follow the Files' approach to SCM.

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The Build Master Summary

The Build Master: Microsoft's Software Configuration Management Best Practices by Vincent Maraia

Say what you will about Microsoft, they know how to successfully build and

release software. Vince Maraia has been a key member of the build teams for

many of their major software releases over the last fifteen years. In this book he

distills the wisdom he has learned about building software, while also setting it

into the context of related steps, including configuration management and

deployment. While he uses Microsoft tools and case studies from within

Microsoft, the book is as tool-agnostic as possible, to make the ideas applicable

to the broadest possible range of readers. The book is written so that each

chapter builds upon the previous one, following the standard development

schedule; however, each chapter can also stand alone as a reference to that

particular piece of the process. Microsoft has been so successful at developing

build procedures that work that they will be incorporating many of them in the

forthcoming suite of products called Visual Studio 2005 Team System, so this

book is being released at a very opportune time.

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About Vincent Maraia

Vincent Maraia has fifteen years' experience at Microsoft, and has helped ship products ranging from Windows NT and Visual Studio to the Microsoft Mouse. For six years, he has been an Application Development Consultant in Microsoft's Premier Services group, helping customers architect and implement effective source code, build, and test processes.

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Table of Contents



1. Defining a Build.

2. Source Tree Configuration for Multiple Sites and Parallel (Multi-Version) Development Work.

3. Daily, Not Nightly, Builds.

4. The Build Lab and Personnel.

5. Build Tools and Technologies.

6. SNAP Builds---aka Integration Builds.

7. The Build Environment.

8. Versioning.

9. Build Security.

10. Building Managed Code.

11. International Builds.

12. Build Verification Tests and Smoke Tests.

13. Building Setup.

14. Ship It!

15. Customer Service and Support.

16. Managing Hotfixes and Service Packs.

17. 7 Suggestions to Change Your Corporate or Group Culture.

18. Future Build Tools from Microsoft.

Appendix A. Embedded Builds.

Appendix B. Extreme Programming.

Appendix C. Testing Guide.

Appendix D. Debug Symbols.

Final Thoughts.


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The Build Master: Microsoft's Software Configuration Management Best Practices by Vincent Maraia
Vincent Maraia
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Pearson Education (US)
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