Bill lists a couple of good references for doing the build the right way. I want these two books.
Eric Garulay, one of the uber cool folks over at Addison-Wesley shot me a copy of The Build Master Microsoft’s Software Configuration Management Best Practices by Vincent Maraia ( Build Master Web Site ) . Well, looks like Kim is going to appropriate the book from me so I need to hurry up and get it read, fortunately that’s not a problem because it’s pretty amazing. Let me step back a second. A while ago, my buddies at http://www.apress.com sent me a book titled Expert .NET Delivery using NAnt and CruiseControl .NET and it was a real eye opener. Until then, my build strategy was about as sophisticated as “Get Latest Version” from Visual Source Safe, flipping the Release bit and compiling.
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