Refresher/SDLC/Configuration Management


Configuration Management    
 Baseline: the marking of a significant system state where we can go back to
 Freezing: versioning the source code as well as the database
 Under version control: source code, tests, database and other scripts, sample data, documentation, anything changed by developers over time
 Version control systems (VCS): letting team members know who changed what
 VCS Tag: a static snapshot
 VCS Branch: for development outside the trunk
 Changes to Technical Documentation: tracked under VCS, maintained on enterprise wiki
 Redmine: free and open source, web-based project management and bug-tracking tool
 Basecamp: a web-based project-management tool offering to-do lists, wiki-style web-based text documents, milestone management, file sharing, time tracking, and a messaging system
 Patch management: what patches should be applied to which systems at a specified time
 New version: pushing forward, shooting for new heights
 New release: pushing backward, aiming for stability
 Text file changes: versioned by line
 Binary file changes: full replacement