General SCM Interview Questions

The previous chapters outlined the state of CM technology from the standpoint of a spectrum of concepts underlying automated CM,…

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Definition of Configuration Management

Software CM is a discipline for controlling the evolution of software systems. Classic discussions about CM are given in texts…

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Roles of CM Users and Views of CM

Roles of CM Users and Views of CM Different views of CM emanate from the different roles and concerns of…

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Configuration Management

By Bob Aiello 2876 days ago Comments (2) configuration management jobs careers Hey everyone – we are having a discussion about getting started…

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5 Keys to Automating Configuration Management for Application Infrastructure

One of the trends being discussed in business, among vendors and in the analyst community is the importance of automating…

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Chef configuration management interview questions and answers | Chef Interview Q&A

Source – learn.chef.io What is a resource? Answer- A resource represents a piece of infrastructure and its desired state, such…

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Top 25 Chef configuration management interview questions and answers

Source – learn.chef.io What is a resource? Answer- A resource represents a piece of infrastructure and its desired state, such…

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Top 5 Configuration Management Tools

Top 5 Configuration Management Tools Puppet In computing, Puppet is an open-source configuration management utility. It runs on many Unix-like…

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SCM Process and smartBuild Overview, What is SCM Process and smartBuild?

SCM Process and smartBuild SCM Process and smartBuild from Rajesh Kumar

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Software Configuration Management in Pakistan | SCM Practices in Pakistan

Mature CM is cross-business functionality NOT functionality solely within engineering. Software Configuration Management facilitates timely communications; enforces development policies and…

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Configuration Management Tools Discussion

My main experience is with ClearCase. I have read various descriptive comparisons between ClearCase and other available Software Management Version…

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Power Point PPT: Introduction To Software Configuration Management

Power Point PPT: Introduction To Software Configuration Management Introduction To Software Configuration Management from Rajesh Kumar  

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Power Point PPT: Software Configuration Management And CVS

Power Point PPT: Software Configuration Management And CVS Software Configuration Management And CVS from Rajesh Kumar

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Power Point PPT: Why Software Configuration Management – Prsesentation

Power Point PPT: Why Software Configuration Management Why Scm from Rajesh Kumar  

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Why Worry About Versioning? – Versioning Complete guide

Why Worry About Versioning? Having a good version scheme for your software is important for several reasons. The following are…

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Best Practices in Software Configuration Management – SCM Best Practices Guide

Best Practices in Software Configuration Management Abstract When deploying new SCM (software configuration management) tools, implementers sometimes focus on perfecting…

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What Is Software Configuration Management, its importance & how to implement it?

Software engineers usually find coding to be the most satisfying aspect of their job. This is easy to understand because programming is a challenging, creative activity requiring extensive technical skills. It can mean getting to “play” with state-of-the-art tools, and it provides almost instant gratification in the form of immediate feedback. Programming is the development task that most readily comes to mind when the profession of software engineering is mentioned.
That said, seasoned engineers and project managers realize that programmers are part of a larger team. All of the integral tasks, such as quality assurance and verification and validation, are behind-the-scenes activities necessary to turn standalone software into a useful and usable commodity. Software configuration management (SCM) falls into this category—it can’t achieve star status, like the latest “killer app,” but it is essential to project success. The smart software project manager highly values the individuals and tools that provide this service.
This chapter will answer the following questions about software configuration management.

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5 Keys to Automating Configuration Management for Application Infrastructure

5 Keys to Automating Configuration Management for Application Infrastructure

One of the trends being discussed in business, among vendors and in the analyst community is the importance of automating the functions performed by IT. Growing demands by the business, tight budgets and compliance pressures together accentuate the need for IT to be more agile, efficient and responsive to business stakeholders.

Naturally, vendors rush into this environment, each touting the unique benefits of its solution set and the urgency to move forward immediately.  A key area targeted for IT automation is the area of ‘configuration management.’  As it relates to automating day to day IT functions, configuration management can mean many different things: patch management, server and network management or others. 

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