Build Process Checklist

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Building your software is one of those things that can seem simple on the surface but that gets complex fast when you really think about it. Here are some rules of thumb to keep in mind when designing your build process:

  • Use a build automation tool to make your build process simple and repeatable.

  • Build your software on a regular basis. Many developers find daily builds to be the best frequency.

  • Archive copies of the outputs from the daily build.

  • Evaluate a variety of build tools to find one that integrates well with the rest of your process and that fits your budget.

  • Use continuous integration to make sure that the build is never broken for more than a few minutes.

With your software built, you’re ready to start sending it out in the world—or are you? Before shipping copies, you should consider certain issues that revolve around protecting your intellectual property. Maybe you want to give away the fruits of your labor, but if not, move on to the next chapter to see what you can do about it.

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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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