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What's the best approach to studying Open Source projects or any large codebase? [duplicate]

There is a Open Source project which I need to use in my project. All other functionality is built on top of it. I am new to programming and find it very daunting. There are a lot of Open Source ...
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3answers
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Are these good reasons for moving to Microsoft web development platform?

Background I do PHP and Ruby on Rails development in my spare time, and have learned quite a bit on my own. I chose those technologies because of the low cost of entry, since everything is ...
2
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1answer
250 views

Expanding existing DVCS Wiki [closed]

A portion of my job is to maintain technical documentation for a rapidly expanding manufacturing company. Because it is only a portion of my job and the company's product line is expanding so ...
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1answer
88 views

Does it ever make sense to license source code as a learning resource under GPL?

I recently came across a series of articles walking through how to make a scheme interpreter. I was browsing through the code when I realized that it was AGPL. For the most part, the code itself is ...
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2answers
277 views

Is it frowned upon to release works in progress to github/sourceforge/bitbucket/etc?

Long story short, I've spent the last two years in an entirely new career, transitioning from academia to a data analyst role (working towards a data scientist). Before starting at my current company, ...
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3answers
755 views

Are there Negative Impact of opensource on commercial environment?

My company has a very broad range of products and there are a few that are not strategic to us so I wanted to open source them (so we can focus on what makes us unique and open source the products ...
2
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1answer
2k views

Open Source Projects for Beginning Coders? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I find a good open source project to join? After working as a molecular biologist at the bench for many years, I lost my job last year and am thinking about a ...
8
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2answers
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Which open source PHP project has the 'perfect' OOP design I can learn from? [closed]

I am a newbie to OOP, and I learn best by example. You could say this question is similar to Which Scala open source projects should I study to learn best coding practices - but in PHP. I have ...
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5answers
641 views

Where can I find simple, but well-written programs to learn from?

I've tried a few times to look at the source code for various things from github or other sites, in javascript, C#, PHP, etc. I'm never able to understand the programs as a whole though. I can sort of ...
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0answers
141 views

How does an (experienced) beginner jump into open source? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I find a good open source project to join? I've heard allot about open source software and would love to help the community and gain experience in software ...
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1answer
176 views

Recent graduate with an idea, but I need some starting out advice

As the title says, I am a recent graduate with a mathematics degree, looking to develop software as a career. The job hunting has not resulted in a job yet but over the past couple of months I have ...
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5answers
3k views

How do I understand an open source project code?

I open the source code and it's folder upon folder of infinite files each with infinite lines of code which doesn't make much sense to me because I dont have the context, and half of it uses functions ...
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7answers
1k views

Learning the nuances of a language (C++)

So I'm a recent college graduate, and I really enjoy working in C++; I worked with it a lot in school, and would like to pursue a career writing in C or C++. The problem I'm having is that I'm trying ...
3
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1answer
3k views

Well documented open source projects to study for a beginner?

I've been reading up on/learning C for a week or two and was wondering if anybody could recommend some extremely well documented open-source projects I could study? Things like sourceforge are great ...
5
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1answer
219 views

What's your approach to assuming someone else's project?

I think this is a fairly common and challenging topic for anyone that has ever inherited code from another programmer or team. I can think of two common scenarios in my professional career that I've ...
11
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6answers
920 views

Learning C# and stuck in a rut

I've been learning C#/.NET 4.0 for about 2/3 months, it's my first serious programming language (I've looked at PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and VBA before but never massively in depth) and I'm ...
3
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1answer
2k views

Example of an open source project using Spring

I'm trying to learn a bit about the Spring framework and I'm wondering if anyone can recommend an open source project using it so that I can have a look through the source. Any other recommendations ...
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2answers
182 views

Out of all the projects out there, what is a good example to learn from?

Sometimes, you can learn a lot from just looking at a project rather than looking around for advice... What are good state-of-the-art projects out there that are very good examples to learn from?
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How can I find a good open source project to join? [closed]

I just started working a year ago, and I want to join an open source project for the same reasons as anyone else: help create something useful and develop my skills further. My problem is, I don't ...