This book is broken down into seven easy to read content
which provides real world examples for both the beginner and intermediate VSS
administrators and users.
Chapter 1: Controlling the
Evolution of Software Products
Chapter 2: The SourceSafe 2005
Chapter 3: Creating a
Chapter 4: Adding Solutions to
the SourceSafe Database
Chapter 5: Developing Solutions
under Source Control
Chapter 6: Working from Remote
Chapter 7: Managing the Software
If you are a visual (hands-on) person such as myself, each
topic the author discusses includes a number of screenshots that allow you to
walk through the process of configuration management from start to finish.
The author has accurately addressed the configuration
management process in chapter one. This chapter is the foundation of Visual
SourceSafe administrators alike. This chapter walks you through establishing
connections to Visual SourceSafe, adding project files, viewing file and
project versions and histories and much more. Once you have completed this
chapter you will be armed with the knowledge of how to work efficiently with a
Visual SourceSafe database.
A key feature of Visual SourceSafe 2005 is the ease of
working with Visual Studio 2005. Chapter five is very detailed on this topic
and really leaves no stone unturned. One key issue that I have seen over the
years is the merge function. This can easily get some developers into trouble
if they are not familiar with this process. The author once again is dead on
and even provides a few very useful tips that we all should commit to memory.
The core content of the book in my opinion resides in
chapter seven. As we all know, when a software product begins development the
process cycle more often than not progresses into new versions of the product.
The key points that all Visual SorceSafe administrators should be aware of and
Parallel Product development
In my experience milestones and parallel product development
can become confusing and present a variety of risk if you are not familiar with
these topics. However, chapter seven is a must read (even two or three times)
if that is what it takes to understand its content.