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Where would you put configurable data to minimize Change Management slow downs?

I want to start by saying I understand Change Management's job especially when there are government contracts and security policies that must be followed. They are invaluable to prevent the mayhem ...
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Project configs for Java projects

How to store configs for project in Java. In normally case i stored it in 'src/main/resources/' with *.properties. How best approach for storing projects config for development, local, production ...
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What's a good way to explain that system configuration at run time should not be changed by code at compile time?

I am programming for a embedded system. When this system boots up it reads from a configuration file some data and execute rules to put the system state according to the configuration read. This ...
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Spring MVC Workflow: multiple configurations for dev, staging and production

I'm looking for info about best practices of handling multiple configurations (not to be confused with - multiple configuration files) for seamless development of Spring MVC based app. I come from ...
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Is Chef an appropriate tool to use for application deployment? [closed]

We use Chef for both config management (making sure a "DB Node" has the right version of the right DB on it; that an "App Server" has the right version of Java and env vars on it, etc.). as well as ...
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How to handle updated configuration when it's already been cloned for editing

Really sorry about the title that probably doesn't make much sense. Hopefully I can explain myself better here as it's something that's kinda bugged me for ages, and is now becoming a pressing concern ...
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How to use Subversion in conjunction with DTAP with several Scrum teams?

I've read How Do You Pull Something from a Release?, but it doesn't solve our problems, as our case is more complex. Our situation is as follows. We're developing an application for an internal ...
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Best practice for configuration files in a website

I am creating something similar to a Content Management System, that can be downloaded and used by everyone that needs it. I've been working in web-development for a couple of years (mainly as a ...
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Configuration Settings Service/Repository: Are They Used in a Real World

I’m currently enjoying reading "Continuous Delivery: Reliable Software Releases Through Build, Test, and Deployment Automation" and the part that caught my attention is that on managing configuration ...
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How do I handle merging code that hasn't been merged in ~3 years in an agile manner? [closed]

Our team has recently adopted agile practices and most of the team is new to agile. In our product, we use some code developed by another team and only they maintain that code. For the last 4-5 ...
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Code ownership with multiple Scrum teams

If two Scrum teams use the same software component, who is responsible for providing a clear architectural vision of that component and maintain/develop this vision as the code base evolves? In Scrum ...
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How do you manage config with dependency injection?

I am a big fan of DI/IOC. It is great for handling/abstracting away hard dependencies, and makes life a little easier. However I have a small gripe with it, which I am not sure how to solve. The ...
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How to deal with bad versioned software as SCM [closed]

I have been asked to be the SCM (Software Configuration Manager) in my company. I've read online documentation to learn what SCM is, what SCM does, etc. Currently, the company works with a version ...
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using pre-commit / post-merge hook script to replace configuration values

I'm having some problem developing a web application with various developers, each one has an specific configuration to work. and i would like to use the less resource cosuming approach to avoid that ...
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where do you track team Decisions [closed]

I have been on many development teams and as the team matures decisions about direction are made. These decisions often come back up over and over. Like why don't we fill in this field why didn't we ...
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How do you handle deployment configuration of your thick browser (html/javascript/css) clients?

Question For those of you working with html/javascript/css "thick clients", specifically those that work against some client-independent server API, how do you manage your deployment environment ...
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How to deal with system “static” data in java

I was just wondering if there is some better way how to handle system "static" configuration data. Let say you have a system which offers several operation which are in code translated to operation ...
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Importance of diffing and merging for design specifications documentation

The context of this question is choosing tools for writing design specifications for software projects. These documents will be written and maintained by architects and developers, I'm not talking ...
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Form, Fit and Function changes in relation to software

I am looking at configuration management and the idea of form, fit and function change can determine whether a change is minor or major. I wondered how this definition could be applied when doing ...
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Where to store web application custom configuration settings

I'm currently working on an internal web application for my company in node.js We want to have certain configuration settings be changeable by management. For example, we pre-print some labels ...
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alternative to environment variables

The amount of servers and the complexity of our application is growing and we now have servers in different regions (hosted on AWS). Certain database operations require low latency so we have stuck a ...
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Who should support and maintain development infrastructure?

I am interested to know what other peoples' experiences are with managing development infrastructure are. I am talking about things like the build server, the central git repo etc etc. Any ...
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How to best distribute client specific configuration settings

I'm writing a WinForms desktop application which will be shipped out to several different clients and am wondering what the best way to implement a user configuration file is. Normally I would use the ...
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What's a good strategy for managing static data in an SOA?

I'm working on a web application that sits on top of a number of RESTful web services, interacting primarily with those services through JSON formatted messages over HTTP. Our application has a great ...
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What problems do configuration management tools solve?

My company is creating a service in an Amazon Virtual Private Cloud. Without getting too much into the details, there will be about 5 different types of servers, and each type will need to be ...
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technique for checking modifications in configuration file while starting up a program

I'm writing a software for periodically checking a specific range of networked devices' reach-ability. I'm specifying the address range and the time frequency for checking their reachability, in an ...
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Database-stored configuration management

Developing database-backed software, often one finds it convenient to store stuff in the database which one might traditionally express in code, but which is useful to store in the database (so that ...
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User Configuration of a Shell Script. Best practices?

I am writing a shell script with a few variables that should be configured by the user. There will be an installer for downloading and configuring the script, possibly by asking a series of question. ...
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Are external configuration files considered an antipattern?

Many times I have been in a situation where an application is apparently broken, only to find that an external configuration file has been at fault. Typically this is because the wrong file is there, ...
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Should program behavior be modified using a config file or environmental variables?

I'm referring to *nix command line applications primarily, where you want to permanently modify the behavior from defaults. Environmental variables are easily understood and implemented, usually ...
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INI files or Registry or personal files?

I want to save the configuration of my project which includes Screen size Screen position Folder paths Users settings and so on. The standard places where you can save these are configuration ...
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Version control and personal configuration file

Our project uses a user-specific configuration file. This file is currently not in version control, since it is different for each user. The problem is, whenever a developer adds a new module that ...
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When and how to use the advanced features of git?

I'm not exactly a new git user but I have never used any of its advanced features such as tags, branches, merging and others. I haven't even used anything equivalent features from other VCS software. ...
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Who is Configuration Manager?

I would like to ask members of the community about the role of Configuration Manager, as you see it. I'm not asking what Configuration Management is, as long it had been asked before. What I need to ...
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Mercurial Repository structure with heavyweight corporate comms, configuration management & test requirements

I am yet another Subversion user struggling to re-educate myself in the Tao of distributed version control. When using Subversion, I was a big fan of the project-minor approach, and, with most of my ...
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How fast should a version number increment? [closed]

Some version numbers increase very quickly (like firefox and google chrome) and others don't (like cloudapp and the ubuntu kernel). I'm kinda thinking that the developer chooses how fast the number ...
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What standards does your team use for your specification documents headers and footers?

TL;DR: What header/footer do you put on your Functional&Technical specifications to avoid people having different versions at meetings? Story: We're have a lot of documents, being changed by ...
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What is a good Planned Release/Freeze/Beta Methodology?

I've been working on a nightmare of a project for some months now. The product is a small Ruby on Rails app/website for internal use by a small group of people. I'm coming up to the finish line and ...
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Should the build drive your tags or should the tags drive the build?

Our current method of creating a product release is to tag all of our component repositories with the next appropriate version and then modify a master build script with these new version numbers for ...
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How do you update live web sites with code changes?

I know this is a very basic question. If someone could humor me and tell me how they would handle this, I'd be greatful. I decided to post this because I am about to install SynchToy to remedy the ...
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The importance of using Configuration Management tools in a Software project for controlling the changes

Can we control the changes on a special artifact while our configuration management tool doesn't work properly? Can we do it ourselves?
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Managing large number of app.config files

We have many windows services and web apps which all rely on a lot of common settings. Currently we use just appSettings as needed and they are referenced by key. Some of the settings are app ...
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When does Continuous Integration add value? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How many developers before continuous integration becomes effective? When does continuous integration (such as CruiseControl) add value to a project? Do factors such as ...
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Department organization of “source code”, “projects”, and “processes/work-instructions”?

How do you organize your software assets (source code and resources), your "active" and "past" projects, and your Software Department processes/work-instructions (including source code conventions, ...
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What do you do when there is a last minute request to exclude a feature from a release?

There is a feature that has already passed acceptance testing, both internally and by the customer. It is a fully working feature. However, there is now a request to exclude this feature from an ...