Integrate often

Topics: Project Management Forum
Oct 3, 2006 at 9:24 PM
Hi all, I see that actually there are many checked out files.

Please do check-in often (as soon the source compile and tests pass): while we are working together on the same project it's a good guideline to integrate often and as early as possible.

Oct 4, 2006 at 6:58 AM
First and foremost...
Team Explorer UI, could not be accurate in displaying checked out out! :-) (it is only a microsoft tool...after all)

If someone would work in a offline mode, he has not the need to maintain checked out all files. Simply he can work disconnected, and use a powertoy command (TFPT Online) to check in his change. The only thing that can't be made in offline mode is a file renaming.

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Oct 7, 2006 at 6:23 PM
As guideline to check-in I suggest that:
- code must compile
- tests must pass
- smoke test must pass (part of the application not covered by tests should be tyed by the developer; i.e. run the Web app, list the customer and change one cuntomer data)