E17: Reflect on configuration management

“Configuration management” is a central software engineering skill. Without effective configuration management, it would be almost impossible for teams to build large and complex software systems and maintain them over time.

Git is currently the most popular technology for configuration management, and GitHub is currently the most popular cloud-based software hosting platform.

What are your thoughts on configuration management? Have you ever had a problem due to the lack of effective configuration management practices?

Write an interesting, informative essay about configuration management that provides your personal perspective and insights.

Submission instructions

By the time and date indicated on the Schedule page, write a technical essay regarding this module. You can use the issues above as a starting point, but write a stand-alone essay: don’t just answer them like it’s a homework assignment! Once you’ve finished the essay submit it using Laulima.

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