SCMWise History

I was tired of losing information and documentation.

Either written or electronic, I would file it and never be able to find it when i needed it.

I came up with a wonderful idea.

I should put this information on the Internet where I could always find lame attempt to be funny.

You start with an idea, but through time and outside influences, you end up in a different spot than you imagined.

I truly planned for this site to be a technical catalog of how-to's and scripts.

However, the Internet seems to have more than enough pages like those.

This site as taken on the personality of the visitors.

The most popular pages are the ones that grew from people's most asked questions about the job, salaries, and how to interview for a SCM job.

SBI! Proof

I have really enjoyed my work with Software Configuration Management.

The work is always exciting.

The deadlines and pressure to get things done in the software business can be kind of brutal.

However, that is why the pay is good.

If you are interested, check out the salaries of SCM professionals around the world.

SCM Salaries

Wise Advice

Early in my career, I had a manager tell me,

"Stay close to the source code by administering it and you will always have a role, or you will be the last one to shutoff the lights"

My experience has been just that.

Treat the source code like a valuable company asset and you will always have a job.

Another tidbit is do whatever you can to make the developers life easier and you will be a very valuable member of any development team.

SCMWise Early Website Struggles

My first attempts at publishing on the Internet were clunky at best.

I started with a couple of free hosting sites and quickly realized that I wanted my own domain and not just another Geocities site.

Also, my site was not reachable more often than I liked.


So naturally, I shopped for an ISP. I found a reasonably priced provider.

If you have paid for hosting services before, you immediately start thinking about off-setting the cost of the hosting.

However, if you do not have any traffic, you do not have anyway to make money from your site.

I investigated ways to increase traffic to my site.

My ISP provided many tools for this service, but I needed to upgrade my hosting.

My reasonably priced ISP was quickly not so reasonable.

The other problem was that these tools were piece-meal and not integrated.

For instance, a keyword traffic tool would help generate a list of potential keywords, but not be of any use in determining potential ad word revenues.

ISP Utopia

So, I started my search for a more integrated hosting service.

All the ISPs claim to do just that, but when you start digging into them you realize that it is not true.

Then I just happened to stumble upon Site Build It!

SBI was exactly what I needed for has not looked back...

If You Are Interested...


About Us Table of Contents

About Us SCMWise is about the history this website. I was tired of losing information and documentation. Either written or electronic, I would file it and never be able to find it when I needed it. I came up with a wonderful idea. I should put this information on the Internet where I could always find lame attempt to be funny.

Site Build It Benefits Site Build It Benefits are the primary reasons why SCMWise pages can now be found when doing Searches on Google, Yahoo and Bing. Before Site Build It, none of my pages were ever found by the Search Engines. In addition to being a step by step process to website building success, the process and the tools included are second to none.

Advanced Website Building Benefits Advanced Website Building Benefits list out some of the key features of Site Build It! These features are what separates SBI from the rest of the web hosting companies.

Contact Us SCMWise Contact Page. Please contact us.

Software Configuration Management Faq Software Configuration Management Faq is page dedicated to answering common SCM questions. Many visitors ask questions and many of these questions are repeated. So, here are the most common asked SCM questions.

SCMWise Blog Software Configuration Management Blog is dedicated to Software Configuration Management. This site is a central repository for the collection of best practices, processes, methodologies and tools that surround SCM.

What is SCMWise Blog What is Software Configuration Management Blog. Software Configuration Management is a software development support and control function

SCM Experts SCM Experts Aug08 - is it possible to consider yourself an SCM expert when you are just coming to understand the value of automated build and deployment processes???

Software Configuration Management Site Map Software Configuration Management is an inventory of Software Configuration Management pages and information found on SCMWise.

SCMWise Software Configuration Management Table of Contents

Software Configuration Management Software Configuration Management an inventory of Software Configuration Management pages and information.

Software Build Build automation is the process of combining all the steps necessary to compile the source code into build artifacts into a one step process. This can include many different types of tasks depending on the technologies involved.

SCM Jobs SCM jobs can be a very challenging and rewarding career. Potential candidates should be able to handle multiple high priority tasks without cracking under the pressure. Must be able to see the big picture while being focused on highly technical tasks and issues.

Software Configuration Management Tools Software Configuration Management Tools are the tools and utilities used in administering source code, building software, install packaging, defect tracking, change management and managing software configurations.

Software Version Control Version Control is a system or tool that captures the changes to a source code file, website or document.

Software Change Management Software Change Management is the process of controlling change to software.

Software Development Life Cycle Software Development Life Cycle is the process in which you encapsulate your software development. Specifically meaning, it is the process and tools you use to ensure the accuracy and timeliness of your software development efforts.

Configuration Management Configuration Management, CM, is a process model established to maintain the consistency and integrity of a system or software product throughout it's lifecycle.

Define Project Management Define Project Management is a body of knowledge concerned with principles, techniques, and tools used in initiating, planning, executing, controlling and completing projects.

Web Content Management Software Web Content Management Software is a list of the top CMS Software and Tools used to create, edit, administrate and publish website content.

Definition of Information Technology Definition of Information Technology attempts to define and clarify the many aspects that surround IT.

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