Tag Archives: Best Practices

Chef – Documenting Cookbooks automatically

Problems Area – Our infrastructure has many cookbooks that aim to be reusable, primarily through encapsulating behaviour in LWRPs. This led to an explosion of LWRPs and sometimes the documentation didn’t keep up or did just not exist. Solution 1: Follow Best Practices  This command will create a README.rdoc by default, and I prefer Markdown,… Read More »

Branching and Merging Best Practices | Branching and Merging Guide

Branching and Merging Practices Branching and Merging Practices from Rajesh Kumar

Read About Windows 7 Deployment Best Practices

Windows 7 Deployment Best Practices This week, I and my colleagues are at the IT Business Edge Midmarket CIO Summit, where we are focusing on the needs and concerns of CIOs in mid-sized businesses and government organizations. I’m doing the talk on Windows 7 deployment best practices and to prepare for that talk, I’ve interviewed… Read More »

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 fine-grained activities, while unwittingly carrying forward poor, large-scale practices from their previous jobs or previous tools. The result is a well-executed blunder. This paper promotes some high-level best practices that reflect the authors’ experiences in… Read More »

What are the Best Practices of CVS?

CVS Best Practices   These are list of CVS Best Practices: * Don’t share workspaces Sharing workspaces compromises CVS’s ability to track activity by user or task. * Don’t work outside of managed workspaces CVS can only track work in progress when it takes place within managed workspaces. Never copy files from others sandboxes or… Read More »

CVS Best Practices – List of CVS Best Practices – CVS Tips

CVS Best Practices These are list of CVS Best Practices: * Don’t share workspaces Sharing workspaces compromises CVS’s ability to track activity by user or task. * Don’t work outside of managed workspaces CVS can only track work in progress when it takes place within managed workspaces. Never copy files from others sandboxes or even… Read More »