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IBM Rational ClearCase 7.0: Master the Tools That Monitor, Analyze, and Manage Software Configurations by Tatiana Shpichko, Marc Girod

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Chapter 3. Build Auditing and Avoidance

In this chapter, we'll focus on derived objects, and on producing and managing them. We believe that it is what makes the competitive advantage of ClearCase, and this makes this chapter, despite its apparent technicality, the most important one. Contrary to the tradition of version control, which still dominates the mindset of most of its competitors, ClearCase allows to manage directly what is most valuable to the end user—the products and not the ingredients. This applies to many realms and to the various stages of production: building executables out of source code as a particular case, but also, for example, packaging the software, testing, producing documentation, etc. We'll analyze how the user and ...

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