spent. Another output of this Design Pattern is to get all the stakeholders to agree on how you are going to run your SCM system in support of your development processes.
This Design Pattern is simple in comparison to today’s SCM systems/tools, but it has the foundational elements of what any good SCM system/tool must accomplish. However the lack of automation makes this Design Pattern rather cumbersome to use in a production environment. With the computer resources we have today we can improve on this Design Pattern substantially by automating its functions.
Read Part 2 at SCM Design Patterns: Version Control & Multiple States
Read Part 3 at SCM Design Patterns: Build and Deployment
About the Author
Jim Johnston has worked in the IT industry for over 20 years. He has held multiple positions including CAD/CAM programming, applications integration coordinator, manager of a application launch center for testing and integration verification of PC applications, and testing architect for major web systems. Jim has been involved with SCM for over 6 years primarily in the areas of enterprise web applications, retail web sites, SCM process development and J2EE build and deployment methodologies.