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Learn ClearCase

What is the best way to learn ClearCase  from the programmers perspective:

- Understand the clear case structure
- check in, check out, update, commit&
- Build, release, merge
- mistakes to avoid&
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I don't really understand what your question actually is, but here's a tutorial:


Perhaps you could come back and explain your question.


sorry, the above link is for the concepts guide, the tutorial is here:


bachra04Author Commented:
Actually I joined a company as a contractor as a software engineer consultant. They use clearcase.
I need to know what is the best way to be able to work with clearcase and understand it in few hours , one or two days  to become comfortable with it. I don't have time to follow all the classical learning curve.
So if you can advice by giving:
- good book, reference, website, forum
- video presentation etc.

From a programmer's point of view what is the most important part that I should focus on when working with clearcase?

Any other advice ?

Hi again,

this is a link to the IBM developerWorks entry page for ClearCase.
It contains a lot of links to all the key resources.


The developerWorks community does contain a forum, rss feeds and so on.
I don't think there is much one can miss regarding ClearCase there.

The most important parts are, of course, understanding the structure (this shouldn't  be so hard to accomplish), and getting some acquaintance and routine with the core features, which are more or less standard in every ccm tool -  and you mentioned them already in your post.

Don't waste too much time with the "mistakes to avoid" part. You will make mistakes, and you will learn the most by cleaning up afterwards.

Good Luck!


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