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Does code formatting have to matter?

UPDATE: an issue would arise from stuff that is not strictly defined by a formatter, like consecutive empty lines etc., that would get lost in the process (local to server to local reformatting) which ...
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Third Party web controls and tight coupling

Disclaimer: I am not against third-party controls because I believe it's for productivity I have used Telerik asp.net controls, especially the RadGrid because it makes it easier to do CRUD. They ...
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How to get other programmers to collaborate [closed]

I've got a project on which I have developed some source code extensive enough that it compiles to an application, but would like other developers to contribute to help me improve the code and make ...
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Git collaboration with pull request in a company

I am thinking of a way to do collaboration between coders in a company, suppose we have 2 type of servers: Production and Staging. Now we want to review all changes going to Production via ...
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1answer
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Collaboration between a Graphic Designer and Expression Blend developer? [closed]

I'm new to the programming world and also a little bit confused. My brother would like to work with me on some program. I'm a graphic designer so he asked me for UI and all it's elements. I would ...
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0answers
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How would you collect the ideas that needs to be discussed during time [duplicate]

What is the best way of collecting and/or keep tracking of ideas/issues that needs to be discussed in details and during the time? As an example, imagine within the team you're brainstorming about ...
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Is TDD viable in collaborative open source projects

Let's say I wanted to start an open source project that I hope/expect to have many people submit patches and whatnot. Is it viable to take a strict TDD approach? Can/should I expect/trust ...
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1answer
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How to collaborate on features using github

github encourages 1 fork per user, so that that user can work independently on a feature and then request that feature to be accepted into the main repository via pull request. However, what if 2 ...
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2answers
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Collaborative work (small team) - Best practices [closed]

I'm currently working in a very small team of programmers (2-3) and I'm looking for advices/best practices on how to organise our work. We're all working on the same application using PHP. Today we're ...
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Why “Fork me on GitHub”?

I understand how GitHub works, but one thing I've been confused about is, why almost every OSS project lately has a "Fork me on GitHub" link on their homepage. For example, http://jqtjs.com/, ...
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2answers
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How to effectively share projects with other developers

I'm thinking of working with some other people on a c++ or java project. Usually for small projects, we collaborate mostly through emailing source code files back and forth, but on a larger scale, it ...
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4answers
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Is seniority/paygrade an important factor for effective QA members? [duplicate]

As a member of our company's QA team, I frequently get entirely unenthusiastic feedback from developers in their responses to test results in our agile, web-based software-as-a-service shop. Most of ...
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Pair Programming/Collaboration in a small company

I work at a small development company as the lead developer. We have two other developers, as well as my boss who is a developer, but doesn't really do much of the actual coding anymore. The problem ...
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1answer
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Best way for an external (remote) graphics designer to style ASP.NET MVC 4 app?

My customer has his own graphics designer he wants to use to style his web application we're building in ASP.NET MVC 4. Our solution is in Bitbucket, but if he can't run it what choices do we have? ...
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0answers
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Solutions for iOS collaborative sync (iCloud CoreData, CouchDB)?

I'm developing an iOS app where one of the features will be allowing users to share and collaborate on data (e.g. lists). From everything I've read and based on the way that iCloud CoreData sync works ...
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2answers
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How to share control of links/domains on an open source project with many collaborators?

I'm trying to help the Rebol project re-engineer its web presence now that it is open source as Apache 2 — after nearly two decades of proprietary license! The language's creator currently has ...
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8answers
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Responsibility to reproduce bugs

I'm developing a program using a library made by another programmer (he works in the same company). Recently I discovered a leak in the library, which happens under certain network conditions after a ...
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1answer
253 views

What's a typical team size using a Git repo?

We've been using Git as our version control but as the team grows, there are more and more pains when it comes to getting all our changes onto a single branch ready for a deployment. I'm wondering ...
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5answers
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How to convince team members of the existence of a “mandelbug”

We are developing an application; it includes a library developed by another coder, this library communicates with server via multiple network connections, and this involves multiple threads working ...
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1answer
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Format text in a generic and reusable way

I would like to write some long text in some structure to allow a set of operations on that text. The question is which structure or format should I use, which suits best the use that I plan to do of ...
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5answers
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How to manage the task of reviewing localized strings by a non-developer?

In .NET Framework, localized strings are located in an XML file (or multiple files). Those files are part of the project and are committed to the source control as any other source code file. Usually, ...
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2answers
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Collaboration using github and testing the code

The procedure in my team is that we all commit our code to the same development branch. We have a test server that runs updated code from this branch so that we can test our code on the servers. This ...
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3answers
188 views

Finding co-maintainers for open source projects [closed]

I have a number of open-source projects that have gotten some significant usage and would like to find co-maintainers so that I am not a bottleneck when it comes to maintenance and support requests ...
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4answers
356 views

Given a project and working with 1 other person - never worked with someone before [closed]

I'm taking a class where I work with a partner to implement the link layer of the OSI model. I've worked programmed with a partner once before and it went bad. Is the goal to divide the work up and ...
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1answer
296 views

Sharing a database while we work on local copies?

A friend and me are working on a webapp. We're using git so each of us has a local copy of the app. But the problem is the database. We want to be able to see the latest changes the other person made. ...
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3answers
367 views

It is inconsiderate to place editor settings inside code files?

I know this is kind of a subjective question, but I'm curious if there's any good reason to place (or not place) editor settings inside code files. I'm thinking in vi modelines, but it is possible ...
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4answers
155 views

Pricing of a collaborative work [closed]

I suppose there's no straight answer to this, but what ideas come to mind for determining how much each programmer would get for participation in a collaborative project if it were to be sold?
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6answers
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What is the most basic and simple platform for collaborative development (PHP project)? [closed]

I need to work with 4-5 programmers on a fairly average PHP application using codeigniter. We're in 5 different locations in one city, and all of the programmers are all not too well educated and I'm ...
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3answers
557 views

How do you find partners for open source projects? [duplicate]

I've created a few open-source projects in the past, and had some success. The process was generally the following: I'd start alone, create something that works, promote it, and finally (maybe) get ...
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6answers
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Scrum Board for a distributed team [closed]

I am looking for recommendations on a digital Scrum Board which can be shared over the internet. I imagine something like a big tablet on which you can draw and which remote users can access, too. I ...
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2answers
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Approached to build app centered around new API and suddenly API is abandoned

This isn't a huge deal, but I was approached by colleagues/friends to build an app using their new API. There was some potential for pecuniary gain for me depending on app usage. I spent a ...
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4answers
167 views

How to not take risks with new collaborators?

My team is going to add new team members and my manager doesn't want to take any risks. I don't think it's a large problem but my manager is concerned that a new programmer would sabotage and ...
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4answers
337 views

Do you need to meet personally to collaborate effectively?

If you are starting up a web, mobile, or standalone application, how well must you know the rest of your collaboration team? Would it be a bad idea to ever work with someone unless I've met him ...
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1answer
116 views

Assigning development work effectively to enable parallel development

I am currently doing my 1st accademic project where we have to work in groups of 4 to develop an application (java ...). Anyways, how might work be assigned so that there is less dependencies on each ...
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1answer
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Removing the “integration test scam” - Understanding collaboration and contract tests [closed]

I've recently watched Integration Tests are a Scam by J. B. Rainsberger and am now looking for more material on the subject. I have to say, I'm shocked by how much we're doing wrong, (i.e. integration ...
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2answers
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Sharing knowledge in activity-based working

My workplace will soon be shifting to the concept of 'activity based working', which moves from the idea of IT teams, BA teams, PM teams, etc to project-based work where people from across all facets ...
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2answers
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How to get collaborators for an Android project?

How do I get people to want to collaborate on a project idea I have/actually contribute? I am a bit sensitive about my idea for a couple reasons: I don't want people to take my idea. I have gotten a ...
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2answers
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Web Developer: Ask to play more of a Project Manager role

I am a Web Developer (working with PHP/WordPress/Symfony2) in a small company (still hiring but at the moment 5 staff), has ~8 months experience (currently a Computer Science student) and asked to ...
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2answers
314 views

Getting my feet wet with open source - creating a small project on my own VS contributing to a big one?

I want to contribute to the open source community, but I've never done it before, and I have some concerns regarding the collaboration process - I am afraid that I will just "get in the way" of other ...
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3answers
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Suggestions for getting an open source electron beam tracking code going

I work in the field of accelerator physics and synchrotron radiation. High energy electrons circulating in large rings of magnets produce x-rays that are used for a variety of different kinds of ...
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2answers
683 views

Collaborate on UML online [closed]

Some friends and I are starting up a hobby programming project. I wonder if there is any good method/tool/service which lets us collaborate on UML diagrams online. This can be in any form (online ...
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3answers
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How can I inspire my group to start using an online collaborative tool more?

I'm in a project with 4 other people, and I've been willing to fully adopt a collaborative tool in order to make it possible to share information and store data (PDFs, DOCs, etc.) in an online tool, ...
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3answers
237 views

How would you go about looking for collaborators? [closed]

I seem to have a never ending stream of more-or-less original, more-or-less cool ideas for software/apps/stuff yet to be written on my mind. Sometimes, I decide to just start implementing my idea. ...
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6answers
1k views

How can I sharpen my team player skills? [closed]

Currently I'm in my dream job in a research lab as the only developer in a multidisciplinary team. I'm getting a little bit worried because I'm forgetting about coding in a team (I don't have legacy ...
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1answer
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Open Source Web-based CMS for writing and managing API documentation

This is a question that have somewhat been asked before (i.e.: How to manage an open source project's documentation). However, my question is a little different because: We're not developing open ...
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1answer
120 views

How can proprietary code be protected when collaborating with an external company?

Imagine I have a code base and I'm obsessively concerned about the protection and privacy of that code. If I were to hire a freelancer to work on that code base, I'd probably have the freelancer sign ...
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3answers
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A local/internal deployment of something like Campfire for developers

I've been looking at Campfire by 37Signals and it looks like a great tool for collaboration between developers but we need something that can be deployed internally. Any good options out there?
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1answer
270 views

Sites for co-funding open source projects [closed]

I am thinking about helping to finance an adaptation of Postgres to utilize the GPU for sequential scans. To reduce my cost, I would like to get others who are interested in the same feature to ...
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2answers
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Advice and resources on collaborative environments

I need some advice on collaborative software environments. More specifically, I am looking for books and reference materials that can aid me in understanding team and code structures and the ...
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3answers
615 views

Does FitNesse improve product quality and collaboration?

I heard about a tool named FitNesse, which is supposed to promote better collaboration between development, testing, and product groups. What are your experiences with it? Does it really improve ...