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Is a guardfile part of the private developers environment or the public OSS project?

Let us say I have an open source project on github. Now I wish to include tools required to develop the project so others can easily contribute. It is hard for me to tell when these tools should be ...
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Efficient development process for Golang (or any backend) and JavaScript?

I am developing a web application. The frontend is a mix between JavaScript and server-side generated html. The backend is written in Golang. Might not be very important, but if somebody made a ...
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What types of programming require practical category theory?

Category theory has applications in theoretical computer science and obviously is central to abstract mathematics. I have heard that it also has direct practical applications in programming and ...
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Class/Object with different sets of configurations, singletons etc (PHP)

I want to produce maintainable code for configuring one or multiple classes differently depending whether in a production or development environment. For example, making a Paypal class/object that ...
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Web Development: is there an oasis to the chaos? [closed]

I started my programming career a long time ago when I was 14 years old, and I started with a book by James Lee, suggested by a Unix Systems Administrator I met in Barnes and Noble. In a month I had ...
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Limiting certain functionality to development environment only [closed]

I intuitively think that an application should be exactly the same in DEV, QA, and PROD environments. However, I have been asked to add a feature to an application that will only be available in DEV ...
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Game development design patterns and architectures? [closed]

Some friends and me wish to develop a 2D game just for the experience of learning this paradigm. We are all software engineers with experience in business apps, but we are unsure if the typical design ...
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How many developers on the same virtualized Windows Microsoft machine?

How many c# developers on the same virtualized Microsoft Windows edition is it sensible to have? If everyone uses their own documents and settings folder, should I expect it should be fine? Only ...
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How would I implement a “self-destruct” feature into the free trial version of my software?

There is the ongoing argument of free trial versus a freemium model (that is, a free-for-life version of their software with restricted and/or stripped down features) for allowing potential customers ...
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Creating a custom GUI. App/DE/WM?

I am starting with this project of mine of writing a custom UI for linux. What would happen is: The computer would boot into this UI which would not be the typical taskbar/icons/startbutton kind of ...
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Why do development devices give you more resources than a typical device?

I have created an app that works on my 4th generation iPod Touch and my company's 5th generation iPod touch. We were about to release, when we found a crash that occurs after any non-developer ...
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Things to do before going to production

I am finishing up a decently sized Python/Shell project, and I'm wondering if there's a 'best practice' list of things to do when finishing up development. So far I've done: pylint pycallgraph ...
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Why is Moore's Law seen as an absolute truth? [closed]

Often times I read things like: "Intel stated that either the next generation or generation after that will likely fail Moore's Law." Why don't they just say Moore's Law will fail instead? I don't ...
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What should be an optimal team (in terms of roles) to write a big enterprise nice-quality framework? [closed]

I have a set of questions that bothering me, hopefully someone will be able to answer them here: What should be an optimal team (in terms of roles) to write a big enterprise nice-quality framework? ...
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Development Test Interview [closed]

I have a development test I am required to solve a given problem with any language of my liking in about 8 hours. The company is GFI if anyone was wondering. How can I truly prepare for such a test?
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Who should support and maintain development infrastructure?

I am interested to know what other peoples' experiences are with managing development infrastructure are. I am talking about things like the build server, the central git repo etc etc. Any ...
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Justifying deficiencies in design

I would like some input on how to handle clients and third party vendors that ask me about the deficiencies in my design. For example. It turns out I need a data field in a webservices response. This ...
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Can a developer perform testing efficiently? [duplicate]

I don't know yet how it feels to be a part of dev/testing teams. If in an organization (mostly single-product company), can a developer handle testing efficiently? From what I have read: ...
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A better workflow between designer and developer on iOS XIB files development

We're working on an iOS project and right now, and whenever the designer has some feedback about fonts, colors, positions of elements, what images should go where etc., I have to go back and go ...
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While learning is it better to use other's plugins or develop my own?

As I have been learning to program, be it in my intern-ship or school, I have often come across situations where an extra piece of software is needed (from fairly basic to quite complex) and I am ...
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standards for technical specificaton on software+hardware system [closed]

Are there any documented standards for technical specifications within the IT industry? In theory, such a standard would be successfully used in practice deals with both software and hardware parts ...
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3answers
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Shared Development Space

Currently the company I work in gives each developer their own development virtual machine. On this machine (Windows 7) they install the entire stack of the product (minus database) this stack is ...
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2answers
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Is it my responsibility to code for errors on a completely separate website and domain when redirecting or doing a single sign on? [closed]

If my application is responsible for redirecting/doing a single sign on to a destination managed by a third party, in general, where should I draw the line for error handling during this process? If ...
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How to better integrate a unix development environment into Windows [closed]

I'm mostly a Windows user but I do most of my development (essentially web development) using unix tools and software. I've been going back and forth between using a dedicated lubuntu virtual machine ...
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Is Unix/Linux adoption a measure of developer skill? [closed]

Is Linux/Unix based OS adoption for development (or recreation) a rough measure of the awareness, adaptability and/or skill of a developer, after considering factors like learning curve for effective ...
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Hiring Developers - Any tips on being more efficient? [closed]

I represent a software company that is in process of building a large software development team. We are picky in who we hire and have really good retention rate (most of the devs have been here for an ...
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What is the purpose of Console in Sublime text editor?

I want to know what purpose does console solve in sublime text 2. This is invoked by pressing Ctrl+Shift+` Is this a kind of debugger, or It just helps you to install packages.
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Can Windows Phone development be done remotely?

Can Window Phone 7 or 8 development be done remotely, such as on an Amazon EC2 instance or a rented VPS running Windows, via using an RDP or VNC client from a PC running Linux (or OS X, or maybe even ...