Manage Software Configuration Efficiently using new Visual SourceSafe 2005 Book
Packt Publishing is pleased to announce the release of its new book, Visual SourceSafe 2005 Software Configuration Management in Practice. This book uses a real-world case-study project to teach you how to manage software configuration efficiently using Visual SourceSafe 2005, Microsoft’s Software Configuration Management (SCM) solution for independent developers and for developers working in small and medium-sized teams.
Software Configuration Management (SCM) is the discipline of managing the building and modification of software through techniques including source-code control, revision control, object-build tracking, and release construction. SCM involves identifying the configuration of the software at given points in time, systematically controlling changes to the configuration, and maintaining the integrity and traceability of the configuration throughout the software development lifecycle.
Software Configuration Management is one of the first skills a serious developer should master, after becoming proficient with his or her development tools of choice. Unfortunately, this does not always happen because the subject of SCM is not commonly taught in either academic or company training.
After introducing the fundamental principles of SCM and the benefits of using SCM to manage the software development lifecycle, Visual SourceSafe 2005 Software Configuration Management in Practice uses a real-world case-study project to build a Service-Oriented Application named Orbital Hotel. Users will learn the team cooperation features in Visual SourceSafe with the help of John and Mary, two fictional team members assigned to implement various project components. Users can then visit Orbital Hotel online and download its source code.
The book does not assume previous knowledge of Software Configuration Management or Visual SourceSafe. It takes the reader from the ground up and is a great resource for people starting to learn about this subject. Readers with previous SourceSafe experience will benefit by discovering the improved and new features in Visual SourceSafe 2005.
Visual SourceSafe 2005 Software Configuration Management in Practice is written by Alexandru Serban, the founder and CEO of Unievo, and published by Packt and is out now.
Visual SourceSafe 2005 Software Configuration Management in Practice is written by Alexandru Serban, the founder and CEO of Unievo, and published by Packt and is out now. For more information, please visit http://www.packtpub.com/visual-sourcesafe-2005/book