Moving Dependency Tracking Into The CM Process


Summing Up
It may not change the world, but moving dependency tracking into the CM system

  • Allows layering support to increase software re-use
  • Eliminates date-based dependency actions
  • Moves the process out of the Make or Build File into the CM tool process
  • Provides dependency query from any dynamic (or static) view
  • Provides a level of interface (i.e., header) change impact analysis
  • Helps support promotion-level based object directories

About the author

Joe Farah's picture Joe Farah

Joe Farah is the President and CEO of Neuma Technology and is a regular contributor to the CM Journal. Prior to co-founding Neuma in 1990 and directing the development of CM+, Joe was Director of Software Architecture and Technology at Mitel, and in the 1970s a Development Manager at Nortel (Bell-Northern Research) where he developed the Program Library System (PLS) still heavily in use by Nortel's largest projects. A software developer since the late 1960s, Joe holds a B.A.Sc. degree in Engineering Science from the University of Toronto. You can contact Joe at

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