The Buildmeister's Guide

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Lulu.com, Oct 1, 2006 - Computers - 132 pages
How to design and implement the right software build and release process for your environment. The Buildmeister's Guide researches and documents the build process in detail. It's aim is to increase awareness of the build process and to raise the level and quality of discussion that occurs around it. The book looks at how the build process affects and is affected by different software development languages and methods, and what intrinsic value a "well defined" build process can bring to an organization. It defines the set of skills and capabilities that implementers of the build process should posses, and also a framework for a generic best practice build process with tips and guidelines on how to implement it. Whether you are a software developer, manager or integrator, this book will help you understand the importance of the build process to your organization and what role you will need to play in it.
 

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Contents

Preface
15
Introduction
21
Build Process Definitions
31
Development Languages
53
Issues with Apache Ant
71
Summary
81
Build Process Core Skills
95
Architecting Your Build Process
107
Create reuseable build scripts
132
Implement build functions incrementally
139
Implementing Build Control
145
Epilogue
151
Selecting a Build Control Tool
157
Glossary
175
Table of Figures
183
Copyright

Implementing your Build Process
123

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