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How to choose a language, when taking in account the community it includes?

I was reading the following article: Great Hackers The following part grabbed my attention: "When you choose a language, you're also choosing a community. The programmers you'll be able to hire ...
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Why the Scala fascination with flatmap? (This doesn't seem to be the same for mapcat in the Clojure world) [closed]

In the Scala community - there is an apparent fascination with the FlatMap function. Now I understand that FlatMap is significant because it is used for the bind part of a Monad. (and that the ...
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Do I continue developing an alternative existing solution, or am I wasting of time? [closed]

Almost 2 years ago I had need for a monitoring system, that monitored servers ping times, databases and various other metrics, but also things things like my email inboxes (for unread email), my game ...
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Why do people hesitate to use Python 3?

Python 3 was released in December 2008. A lot of time has passed since then but still today many developers hesitate to use Python 3. Even popular frameworks like Django are not compatible with Python ...
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Why do programming languages encompass so much? [closed]

Programming languages are not just language. Each one tends to have: Its own IDEs, Its own package managers, Its own set of libraries, Its own build tools, Its own data formats. If you are writing ...
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How can a commercially-driven open source project build an open source community?

I'm working on an ambitious, commercially-driven open source project* (it probably falls under Wikipedia's definition of Open Core). I'm an engineer on the project, so I don't have too much sway over ...
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Where to look for a programming partner? [closed]

Say that you want to start a new project (I'm talking about a serious project — e.g if you had an idea that seems good and profitable — not about something you start just to learn a new ...
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How to get feedback from the community on large chunks of code?

Code Review.SE is great when you need feedback on a precise, short piece of code. But where to get similar feedback about the code itself when: you have thousands of LOC, don't have colleagues in ...
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Governance models for multi-institution open source projects

I'm working on an open source project that has full time professional developers from several universities, plus a couple of other organisations. The product has something like a dozen deployments, ...
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Website for code review [duplicate]

I know that we all are trying to improve our structure and style of our code, striving to be truly agile. Websites like Stack Overflow are great when you want an answer to a specific question but ...
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2answers
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Where can I get beta testers for a software library?

There are a few similar questions to this one already. But mine differs enough to warrant being asked separately. I've written an authentication ASP.Net library and I'm looking for beta testers. I've ...
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7answers
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Where can I get feedback and support from other programmers in real time?

I used to work in an office surrounded by a large team of programmers where we all used the same languages and had different expertises. Now that I am on my own forming a startup at home, my ...
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Would it be possible to create an open source software library, entirely developed and moderated by an open community? [closed]

Call it democratic software development, or open source on steroids if you will. I'm not just talking about the possibility of providing a patch which can be approved by the library owner. Think more ...
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Planning to write research paper - Tips or resources? [closed]

I am a junior in high school and I've developed an optimization system for functional languages that could be very powerful. My computer science professors at Boise State University believe I should ...
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3answers
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Why does the Perl community have such a bad reputation? [closed]

I'm still fairly new to programming. I spend most of my time in Ruby, and I'm discovering a certain fondness for playing with regular expressions. That being said, I'm considering taking a look at ...
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Who can learn to program?

I always hesitate when talking to professors about trying to improve the percentage of people who graduate with a CS type degree compared to the number that start out thinking that is what they want. ...
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2answers
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Why do ruby and python seem to have more community contribution than PHP? [closed]

In a recent blog post by Roy Osherove, it is pointed out that his switch from primarily .Net development to ruby development has seen a huge difference in community involvement and really enjoys it. ...
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Framework / platform for a .NET user group

I am preparing the creation of a dot net user group. One of the step is to have a website to : Exchange and discuss between members, using a forum (or just a mailing list?). Share a common calendar ...
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2answers
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How do I get people to contribute ideas for my .NET library?

I maintain a LGPL library for rapid development of large scale .NET applications, It's a general purpose class library containing functionalities that are used at the DAL and BLL level. So, in ...
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4answers
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Building a satisfying community at work

In the influential "Peopleware", DeMarco and Lister state that an organisation that builds a satisfying community will tend to keep it's people. We have about 40 programmers at work. How do we go ...
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.Net community in Germany [closed]

I recently moved to Germany and I'm interested in what German .Net community looks like. Do you know any regularly held workshops in Germany (around Mannheim preferably)?
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5answers
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Ways to use your skills as a developer to give back to the community/charities [closed]

Recently I came upon a community event called GiveCamp. GiveCamp is a weekend-long event where technology professionals from designers, developers and database administrators to marketers and web ...
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0answers
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Getting Involved? [duplicate]

I've been sitting at my computer for about an hour and a half, browsing around and trying to find something worthwhile to do that I'd enjoy. The fact that I'm here shows you that I didn't come up with ...
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How can I bootstrap a software development community at my school?

I'm a student at the University of South Florida who's frustrated with the educational environment in the Computer Science program. Right now, I'm taking "Program Design." I should be learning how to ...
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1answer
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How can I get involved with developer communities in my area?

I live in Manchester, UK, and while there are lots of developer communities (regular events, get togethers etc) in London, there are not many "up north". I know of a few (NxtGenUg and ...
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What happens at [platform] user groups?

I'm a .NET developer, but I've never been to a .NET user group meeting or anything like that. I might have the opportunity soon to start attending one, but I'm wondering. What happens at user groups? ...