I just realized that with all the self-promotion I do for this site, I have not even taken a moment to plug my own book since its publication this past summer. For those who don't already own one of these soon-to-be collector's items, my second book The Art of ClearCase Deployment: The Secrets to Successful Implementation was released by Addison-Wesley as part of their Booch/Jacobson/Rumbaugh Object Technology Series in July. This was my second book with Darren Pulsipher, Sr. Architect at Cadence Design Systems. Book number three, 'The Art of ClearQuest Deployment,' is due out in May 2005, so watch for that one. We're already behind on our deadlines. So is life.
Here's a quick summary by AW:
- By using IBM Rational ClearCase, development teams can dramatically improve their productivity and responsiveness throughout the entire software lifecycle. Now, there's an easy-to-use ClearCase deployment guide for every team member: project managers, analysts, developers, and software customers.
Accessible, practical, and full of examples, The Art of ClearCase® Deployment demystifies all facets of deployment--from up-front planning through multisite integration. Authors Christian Buckley and Darren Pulsipher draw on nearly two decades of experience helping leading enterprises implement Rational technologies. They focus on the core issues associated with deployment, closely tying business and technical drivers to specific features and step-by-step implementation techniques.
SCM is a critical piece of the enterprise collaboration continuum, and this is a great book for someone new to the topic who wants to understand the users, use cases, and business cases for SCM. Plus they make great stocking stuffers.