Having daily builds is a cornerstone of the development process. That will always be the case because if the builds are done correctly, the evidence is there from successful companies that the behavior pays off in the end. Keeping to a daytime build schedule helps catch the developers in the office and gets the build breaks fixed more quickly. This chapter proposed various ways of minimizing build breaks.

Even if the end result of the build on a given day is a broken application (too many build defects), you still have accomplished one important task: You have successfully built and released all the new code merged together.

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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