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The Build Master: Microsoft's Software Configuration Management Best Practices
By Vincent Maraia
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Publisher: Addison Wesley Professional
Pub Date: October 06, 2005
ISBN: 0-321-33205-9
Pages: 288
 

Table of Contents  | Index


   Copyright
   Praise for The Build Master
   Foreword
   Preface
      What This Book Is About
      Defining Software Configuration Management
      Who Should Read This Book
      Assumptions Made on the Background of People Reading This Book
      How This Book Is Organized
      Get Stuck or Get Results. Period.
      Outsourcing
      What This Book Is Not About: Software Factories
      Updates and Contact Information
   About the Author
   In Appreciation and Acknowledgment
   Introduction
      What "NT" Really Stands For
      How MSN Builds Code
      Chapter 1.  Defining a Build
      The Two Types of Builds: Developers and Project
      Building from the Inside Out
      More Important Build Definitions
      How Your Product Should Flow
      Microsoft Solution Framework
      Summary
      Recommendations
      Chapter 2.  Source Tree Configuration for Multiple Sites and Parallel (Multi-Version) Development Work
      Definitions
      How This Process Works: An Example Using VSS
      Hatteras: A Look Into the Future of SCC at Microsoft
      Summary
      Recommendations
      Chapter 3.  Daily, Not Nightly, Builds
      The Importance of a Successful Daily Build
      What Are You Building Every Day?
      Summary
      Recommendations
      Chapter 4.  The Build Lab and Personnel
      The Need for a Build Lab
      Build Lab Rules
      Hardware Configuration
      Build Personnel
      Summary
      Recommendations
      Chapter 5.  Build Tools and Technologies
      First, Every Build Needs a Script
      Binary Generating Tools Also Referred to Loosely as "Build Tools"
      "You Provide the Nose; We Provide the Grindstone"
      In Steps the 800-Pound Gorilla!
      XML Is the Here, the Now, and the Future
      What Build Tool Should You Be Using and When?
      Summary
      Recommendations
      Chapter 6.  SNAP Builds aka Integration Builds
      What Is a SNAP Build?
      When to Use SNAP Builds
      How SNAP Works
      Sample Machine Configuration
      Operations Staff
      Managing Throughput
      Summary
      Recommendations
      Chapter 7.  The Build Environment
      Setting Up the Environment
      Setting Up a Developer or Tester Machine
      A Makefile Example That Explains How This Works
      Summary
      Recommendations
      Chapter 8.  Versioning
      Why Worry About Versioning?
      File Versioning
      Build Number
      Source Code Control Trees
      Should There Be Other Fields in the File Version Number?
      DLL or Executable Versions for .NET (Assembly Versions)
      How Versioning Affects Setup
      Even Installing Correctly Does Not Always Work
      Summary
      Recommendations
      Chapter 9.  Build Security
      Physical Security for the Build, Source, and Release Lab
      Tracking Source Changes (All Check-Ins) The Build Process
      Binary/Release Bits Assurance
      IT Infrastructure
      Want More Security?
      Summary
      Recommendations
      Chapter 10.  Building Managed Code
      The Official Definition of Managed Code
      What Is the CLR, and How Does It Relate to Managed Code?
      Managed Execution Process
      The Definition of Assemblies As It Pertains to the .NET Framework
      Delay Signing and When to Use It
      One Solution or Many Solution Files?
      Summary
      Recommendations
      Chapter 11.  International Builds
      Important Concepts and Definitions
      Method 1: Internationally Ignorant Code
      Method 2: Locale-Dependent Source
      Method 3: Single Worldwide Source
      Method 4: Single Worldwide Binary
      USE Unicode
      Summary
      Recommendations
      Chapter 12.  Build Verification Tests and Smoke Tests
      Smoke Test
      Build Verification Tests
      Summary
      Recommendations
      Chapter 13.  Building Setup
      The Basic Definitions
      Setup Is Not a Testing Tool
      Summary
      Recommendations
      Chapter 14.  Ship It!
      Software Release at Microsoft
      Summary
      Recommendations
      Chapter 15.  Customer Service and Support
      Goals of Support
      How Support Works and Communicates with the Product Teams
      Summary
      Recommendations
      Chapter 16.  Managing Hotfixes and Service Packs
      Introduction to "Release Management with VSS"
      Release Management: General Scenarios
      Summary
      Recommendations
      Chapter 17.  7 Suggestions to Change Your Corporate or Group Culture
      What Is Corporate Culture?
      It Starts at the Top
      When All Else Fails...
      Don't Go Gipper...
      Nasa Columbia and Challenger Disasters: When Management Pulls Rank and There Is a Big Disconnect Between the Manager's View and the Engineer's View
      Summary
      Recommendations
      Chapter 18.  Future Build Tools from Microsoft
      MSBuild
      Visual Studio Team System
      Visual Studio Team Build
      The Microsoft Shell (MSH, or Monad)
      Summary
      Recommendations
      Appendix A.  Embedded Builds
      Nuts and Bolts of the CE Build System
      Appendix B.  Extreme Programming
      Extreme Programming Fundamentals
      Test-Driven Development and Refactoring
      An Extreme Programming Scenario
      Microsoft Case Study
      References and Further Reading
      Appendix C.  Testing Guide
      Test Guide: A Compilation from the Developer Division at Microsoft
      Appendix D.  Debug Symbols
      The Windows Scenario That You May Run into with Your Applications
      Final Thoughts
   Index


The Build Master(c) Microsoft's Software Configuration Management Best Practices
The Build Master: Microsofts Software Configuration Management Best Practices
ISBN: 0321332059
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2006
Pages: 186

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