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How can I manage a central repository of documentation?

Our team works with a large number of different APIs and services, and we also have our own internal tooling and services we maintain as well. Right now, we do not have a good centrally managed ...
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How do you deal with an information hoarder? [closed]

We must have all come across them - developers that have been around for ages and have a fantastic domain knowledge and yet they fail to share that knowledge with their team. The team desperately ...
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Workflow on Development and Production Servers for a Consistently Updating Website

We have three developers, one system administrator, and an artist that primarily work on a single website (forum) on our spare time to consistently develop features for the forum (but there are other ...
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improving IM communication skills

I am an email person, but found that at my new job, co-workers use IM a lot. I have to admit that I have been largely ignoring the IM/SMS as a way of communication by thinking it is only for ...
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How can a programmer work effectively with a remote web designer

I'm a programmer who understand html & css, but got no taste. My company decided to redesign our e-commerce website with new UI and move to ASP.Net MVC. They want a really good design, so they ...
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How do I check that my tests were not removed by other developers?

I've just came across an interesting collaborative coding issue at work. I've written some unit/functional/integration tests and implemented new functionality into application that's got ~20 ...
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What is the current “standard” for setting up a development environment that supports remote collaboration as well as secure version control?

What is the current "standard" for setting up a development environment that supports remote collaboration as well as secure version control? Considering a virtual dedicated solution with vm for a ...
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5answers
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Dealing with a fundamental design flaw when you're new to the project

I've just started working on an open source project with around 30 developers in it. I'm working on fixing some of the bugs as a way to get into the "loop" and become a regular committer to the ...
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1answer
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What is your best whiteboarding technique when collaborating with your team? [closed]

I wanted to know what solutions you guys tend to do when sketch modeling on whiteboards. Since my reading on Creg Larman's very good book Applying UML and Patterns, I do my everyday business and ...
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2answers
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place to propose a open source project and collaborate on software requirements before start to coding

I'm searching for a web site to start a new open source project. I want to start the developing of a "SPORT training log". I have some developing skill but not all I need (I dont know web coding). ...
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1answer
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Which back-end web programming language to use

I have a project where I will be collaborating to build a fairly simple site with some database access. I will be doing the back-end work, and my colleague will be doing the web design. The problem is ...
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5answers
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Should I start a project I am hoping to recruit others to?

I have an idea for a program that I think is a good one (Don't we all?). I am an amateur programmer and would like to recruit some more advanced programmers onto the project since there are some ...
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Should my colleagues review each others code from source control system?

So that's my story: one of my colleagues uses to review all the code, hosted to revision system. I'm not speaking about adequate review of changes in parts that he belongs to. He watches the code file ...
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4answers
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What must be done to allow a development team to minimize difficulties as new team members are added?

I work at a small Web Dev firm, and have been handling all the PHP/MySQL/etc. for a while. I'm looking at improving our practices to allow for easier collaboration as we grow. Some things I have in ...
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1answer
546 views

Real-time collaborative text editing (ie gdocs) - is it a viable software development tool?

"Google Docs" allows for real-time, collaborative document editing. Multiple document viewers are able to simultaneously read and change a document's content so that one user's updates are instantly ...
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11answers
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Tools to produce & manage specifications/requirements (not ticket trackers) [closed]

I'm interested if there are any websites or software out there to aid in initial project design, and then management of the project's design over time as features are implmented, bugs are found, ...
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4answers
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Should I insist that we perform code reviews before merging back to trunk?

Requested re-post from StackOverflow: I'm working in a small development time with very limited time for development. We develop a tool that is important for the result of our work, but not used ...
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3answers
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Advice/guidelines for managing a distributed development team [duplicate]

What are some strategies, methodologies and best-practices for managing a distributed team? What can be done to encourage and enforce communication between the various team members? Is it possible ...
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12answers
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What tools are available for remote communication when working from home or with a distributed team? [closed]

My supervisor is allowing my team to dip our toes in the water of working from home. Considering a recent aquisition of another company is requiring some employees to love this new idea which will ...
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9answers
1k views

How to recruit programmers for an open source project and kick-start it? [closed]

I would like to start an open source project, and would like to do a collaborative effort in starting it. I have a clear idea of what I want, but not yet a formal specification (I would like to do ...
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2answers
780 views

Have you tried programming via Collaborative Text Editing? [duplicate]

Lately I've been experimenting with using a collaborative text editor (or plugin such as NppNetNote for Notepad++) for two or more partners to edit source code. I've been met with unexpected success, ...
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22answers
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How do you educate your teammates without seeming condescending or superior?

I work with three other guys; I'll call them Adam, Brian, and Chris. Adam and Brian are bright guys. Give them a problem; they will figure out a way to solve it. When it comes to OOP, though, they ...