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I heard the word handoff with the meaning of a build, i.e. a piece of software being built in order to be executed and finally see the result of that execution. So, while I understand why it is called a build, I am a little confused about a handoff. What that could mean? Is that like something coming out from somebody's hands?
If you could, please correct any mistakes you might find in this post.
Thank you very much.
You have to "build" software in order for the various component parts to all work together, in order for there to be a final executable program.
A "handoff" is simply the transfer of something from one group to another. Maybe after a group builds the software, they always then hand it off to the next group in the process, so the words have grown to be used interchangeable in this group.