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Product Code Management – Distinct Code Base
Architecture
Version:
1.0
Release Date: Oct 5, 2010

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Pattern Name ........................................................................................... 2
Also Known As.......................................................................................... 2
Class Name.............................................................................................. 2
Intent ..................................................................................................... 2
Motivation (Forces) ................................................................................... 2
Applicability ............................................................................................. 2
Structure ................................................................................................. 2
Participants .............................................................................................. 3
Collaboration............................................................................................ 3
Consequences .......................................................................................... 3
Implementation ........................................................................................ 3
Sample Code............................................................................................ 3
Known Uses ............................................................................................. 3
Related Patterns ....................................................................................... 3
Reference ................................................................................................ 3

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1. Pattern Name
Product Code Management – Distinct Code Base

2. Also Known As
N.A.

3. Class Name
Architecture

4. Intent
To Manage code (Core language – java, c/c++, etc) and SQL scripts
(DDL and DML).

5. Motivation (Forces)
In any products’ life cycle management of its code is one of the
most important tasks. As the code base size increases and
customization due to increasing customer base, its management
becomes difficult and some time unmanageable.

6. Applicability
This pattern is applicable in any software development where
product is not off the shelf (not like MS Office) but requires
customization due to varied customer needs and choices but
serving same underlying business needs.

7. Structure
In this pattern, distinct code base is managed for each customer.
Lot of small and medium size product companies whose customer
size is limited to single digit use this approach.

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8. Participants
N.A.

9. Collaboration
N.A.
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Consequences

Keeping all code branches in sync is very difficult.

11. Implementation
N.A.

12. Sample Code
N.A.

13. Known Uses
N.A.

14. Related Patterns
Product Code Management – Customization by Customer
Product Code Management – Customization using DSL
Product Code Management – Customer Specific folders
Product Code Management – Use Customer specific marker

15. Reference
N.A.

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