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  • Question

  • Hi!

    I'm solving a problem for a company.

     

    They have a development team which develop applications for a webbportal they have created. They run multiple projects at the same time, which means that they work on several releases simultaneously. They have one version of the portal which is up running, which also sometimes requires some bug fixing.

     

    To develop or modify applications/files/modules the developer has to have the right version of the portal and its applications installed on his computer. The right environment in other words.

     

    This means that if a developer is working on, let's say release 1.6, he has to uninstall all those applications and install the ones belonging to for example version 1.2  if he wants to correct some bugs or modify some files in the actual version that's in production, and so on. It's is not possible to handle applications for multiple versions of the portal at the same time on the computer.

     

    They use SourceSafe to handle the check-in and out of files.

     

    What kind of solution could enable the possibility for the developer to switch between different environments, or projects without having to uninstall and install different versions?

     

    Thanks in prehand!

    /JazzHazze

    Thursday, February 7, 2008 9:12 AM

Answers

  • No we had Vault and VSS but there are still very highly skilled either team lead or admins who makes sure your developers are checking in what your custom ordered. I have seen team members writing useless code that compiled doing things not related to your customers needs just to appear working. You need someone that can take a look at everybody's work and say this is not correct in both data and UI in web development. This will reduce defects if not you will spend equal time fixing defects.

    Monday, February 11, 2008 1:30 PM

All replies

  • How is this a question about .NET framework data access and storage, exactly?  It seems like this is a problem whose scope goes well beyond that, and you might get more useful advice if you posted the question to a more appropriate forum.

    Thursday, February 7, 2008 10:09 AM
  • Ok!

     

    Which forum do you recommend?

     

    Thursday, February 7, 2008 10:25 AM
  • I can answer this we used  good documentation and a Diff tool so testing can look at the previous and current and deploy current to test.  There was also someone just doing build with Visual Build tool, but the most important thing you need is someone with high web application skills to make sure everybody is writing correct code.

     

    Thursday, February 7, 2008 5:04 PM
  • Thanks!

     

    So you mean in other words that it is mainly a CM (Change Management) question? Could that be handled by CM-applications like SourceSafe or PerForce?

     

    /JH

     

    Monday, February 11, 2008 9:04 AM
  • No we had Vault and VSS but there are still very highly skilled either team lead or admins who makes sure your developers are checking in what your custom ordered. I have seen team members writing useless code that compiled doing things not related to your customers needs just to appear working. You need someone that can take a look at everybody's work and say this is not correct in both data and UI in web development. This will reduce defects if not you will spend equal time fixing defects.

    Monday, February 11, 2008 1:30 PM