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Using home server to develop, moving everything out of local machine

I'm sorry if this question is too broad, but I hope it's not :) I'm thinking about setting up small & cheap home linux based server (one of those $200-$300 micro PCs), to move my whole ...
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Joel Test: Quiet working space as a developer? [duplicate]

I know the joel test, specifically #8, specifies the ideal working condition for programmers or "knowledge" workers is one where there is a quiet area to work in. I hope this isn't a loaded question ...
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What is Development Environment? e.g. Vagrant [closed]

By luck i landed on this website http://www.vagrantup.com/ It is says, that software is for development environment. My question is what exactly definition for development environment (in this case ...
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How can I create a solid business case for upgrading our programmers to 256 GB SSD and 16 GB of RAM? [duplicate]

We have an environment based on Microsoft stack (VS2010, SQL Server, etc), and I firmly believe that we could improve productivity a little bit, having more RAM and a faster secondary SSD. What data ...
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How to measure time lost due to environment problems?

I'm trying to determine how we can measure how much time the developers are loosing to poorly managed environment and inefficient ways-of-working. The goals are: Show managment how big the problem ...
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Should a development machine be inside a VM?

This post by Rob Conery (note the slug) says that development environment should be run inside a virtual machine. I see what he's saying and tend to agree, but still feel a little uneasy. Now that ...
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Best way to deal with a system without a user acceptance / testing phase

Historically I've been able to get away with making small changes to an in-house helpdesk system riding on a LAMP stack and just making a backup prior to editing. This has no user acceptance / ...
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Should Development / Testing / QA / Staging environments be similar?

After much time and effort, we're finally using maven to manage our application lifecycle for development. We still unfortunately use ANT to build an EAR before deploying to Test / QA / Staging. My ...