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Designing Development Support Infrastructures (Part 5 of 5): Decentralized Development Strategies: Providing Development Support for End-User Developers

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This qualitative discussion of the requirements for special development support infrastructures using Microsoft Windows technologies is the final offering in a five-part series. Learn how to successfully design infrastructures to support decentralized development.
This article is based on Nelson Ruest's and Danielle Ruest's book, Preparing for .NET Enterprise Technologies: A Practical Guide for People, PCs, and Processes Interacting in a .NET World (Addison-Wesley, 2001, ISBN 0-201-73487-7).
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Decentralized development often focuses on product enhancements. These can include word processing macros and templates, automated spreadsheets, and local database systems. Since enterprise IT systems tend to use locked environments, it's important to ensure that they'll continue to support local development, since most local developers won't have installation rights. Thus, IT must design and support a decentralized development system (DDS).

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