What is build release management?

Build release management, also known as build and release management or build management, is the process of managing the creation, testing, and distribution of software builds and releases. It involves coordinating the activities involved in creating a build, testing the build, and releasing it to users.

Build release management is an important part of the software development process because it helps to ensure that builds and releases are created and distributed in a controlled and consistent manner. It also helps to ensure that builds and releases are of high quality and are ready for use by users.

Build release management typically involves a number of phases, including:

  1. Compiling and building the software: The main idea is to compile the source code into an executable form, as well as performing other activities such as running tests, creating documentation, and packaging the software for distribution.
  2. Testing the build: This involves verifying that the build is of sufficient quality and that it meets the required specifications. Testing may involve manual testing, automated testing, or both.
  3. Managing dependencies: The idea of this is to ensure that all necessary dependencies are included in the build and are correctly configured.
  4. Managing versions: Here, we keep track of the versions of the software that have been released, as well as maintaining a history of changes and bug fixes.
  5. Distributing the release: This involves making the release available to users through an app store, website, or other distribution channel.