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Software development in industry is lagging behind

I was watching a tv program on the distinction between fake and real. They covered the use of digital technologies to replicate art, or even create 3d animations about news or other realities. It made me think about system and … Continue reading

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SCM tools are not configuration management tools

The main reason why most so-called SCM tools are not really SCM tools is because they don’t support managing software configurations. Making software is more than writing source code and converting them into executable code and data models for databases. … Continue reading

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Rational ClearCase is not an SCM tool

If Telelogic Synergy is not an SCM tool and Subversion is not an SCM tool, it is easy to conclude that IBM Rational ClearCase is not an SCM tool either. Not even ClearCase/UCM is an SCM tool.

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Telelogic Synergy is not an SCM tool

In Januari I talked about Subversion being not an SCM tool. Now let’s have a look at Telelogic Synergy, which has been acquired by IBM recently. Until recently, I did not have much practical experience with Synergy and most of … Continue reading

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Subversion is not an SCM tool

Subversion (SVN) is not a Software Configuration Management (SCM) tool. It is a Version Control tool. Basically, Subversion is nothing more than a versioned directory tree with a few version control features. Let me try to explain why I think … Continue reading

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Getting Things Done (GTD) made simple

For many years I have been looking for Getting Things Done (GTD) in a simple way. And now I have found one: Monkey GTD at http://monkeygtd.tiddlyspot.com It’s a TiddlyWiki file with a very simple, very sparse user interface, yet extremely … Continue reading

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Rational Team Concert and the future of ClearCase/UCM

Now IBM Rational Team Concert (RTC) supports Software Configuration Management (SCM) and build management, I am wondering how this would affect the future of ClearCase and UCM. Will it replace ClearCase? Will it complement ClearCase? Will RTC only be for … Continue reading

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