Improving Your Dev Process with Package Managers

Are you tired of manual installs and updates? Have you run into problems caused by incompatible libraries? Do you need to notify your colleagues for every single new release of your library? If the answer is YES, then consider about package managers. A package manager is a collection of software tools that automates the process of installing, upgrading, configuring, and removing computer programs for a computer’s operating system in a consistent manner. A package manager deals with packages, distributions of software and data in archive files. Packages contain metadata, such as the software’s name, description of its purpose, version number, vendor, checksum, and a list of dependencies necessary for the software to run properly. Upon installation, metadata is stored in a local package database. Package managers typically maintain a database of software dependencies and version information to prevent software mismatches and missing prerequisites. This session will give you a brief overview of some common used package managers.

Henry He

• Microsoft Certified Software Developer (MCSD) who has over 16 years of experience in design and developing software applications
• Complete exposure to entire software development life cycle
• Practitioner of Agile Development and certified Scrum master
• Strong knowledge in OOA/OOD/OOP, TDD, DDD and Design Pattern
• Extensive experience in Requirement Analysis, System Architecture, Software Design, User Interface Design, Coding, Testing, and Deployment
• Excellent analytical and problem solving skills