Agile Software Development Continuous Updating !
Continuous Updating● In avg. 50 Libraries per project.● After 2 weeks the first libs are out-dated!● Software Libraries are passive!● Software Libraries are not like iPhone Apps.● Developers are missing important Bugfixes.● Developers are missing Updates.
Continuous Updating● Big Migrations are risky and expensive● Small Migrations you can do on the fly● How hard it is to switch from Rails 2.1 to 3.2? ○ Very Hard !● How hard it is to switch from Rails 3.2.10 to 3.2.11? ○ Very easy !
Continuous Updating● There are always migration paths to the next higher version.● But there are no migration paths from 1 to 5!
Continuous Updating● Manually checking if there are new versions out there for your 50+ Libraries costs Time & Money.● Its not fun!● Nobody wants to do it!
Continuous Updating● You have to automate the updating process.● You need a tool for that!