About the Sample Application

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To help tie the various parts of this book together, I’ve created a sample application named Download Tracker. The goal of Download Tracker is simple: to help me (and anyone else who finds it useful) keep track of the code and documents downloaded from the Internet. Right now I have more than 8GB of code samples tucked away on one of my hard drives, and I have no idea what some of them are. With Download Tracker, I can enter basic information to catalog a download as I make it, and so build up a searchable database to help me find things again in the future.

The book will give you glimpses of the Download Tracker application being built, but you won’t get a step-by-step guide to creating it. Remember, the point of the book is the process and the tools, not the actual code. But if the application looks useful to you, you can get the code from the book’s website. In fact, you can get the code in every state from beginning to end. That’s because I’ve installed a SourceGear Vault server at the website, which lets you obtain your own copy of the source code from the development database. You’ll learn more about source code control in Chapter 3, “Using Source Code Control Effectively.”

I’ve tried to write production-quality code in Download Tracker, but I’m sure there are oversights. I welcome your comments and suggestions for making it a better application for the next edition of the book.

Note

You can download all the code for this book, including the complete Download Tracker, from the book’s websites at www.sybex.com (search for the book’s ISBN, 4327) and www.CoderToDeveloper.com.



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Coder to Developer. Tools and Strategies for Delivering Your Software
Coder to Developer: Tools and Strategies for Delivering Your Software
ISBN: 078214327X
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2003
Pages: 118

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