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Don’t Baby Your Builds

In a conversation this week, one developer insisted that a special build machine should be built to assure that the build is always comes out the same.  My response: if your project is building differently on different machines, then you have a much deeper problem. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on March 5, 2016 in Coding, practice

 

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Source Management – 7 Rules

Those new to a source code management system tend to make a few predictable mistakes. These 7 rules are helpful to be learned right away and form a good practice from the beginning. I also have seen some experienced programmers who could benefit from following these rules. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on December 21, 2015 in Coding, practice

 

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9 Rules for Designing the Build

Every software product needs to be built, and the script to build it is as much part of the product as anything else.  Here are some guidelines around how to design the build script. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on July 16, 2013 in Coding, practice

 

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#4 Avoiding Broken Builds

Poor coding practices and bad habits can cause build breakage.  There is a simple procedure that can almost completely eliminate the risk of broken builds. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on October 2, 2011 in practice, Uncategorized

 

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