The organization tag covers the design, structure and layout of physical, human, business and and digital resources which are not covered by classical software architecture considerations.

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Naming conventions and organization of packages

I've been programming in Java, C#, Python and AS3 most of the time and in all of these languages there are packages (or something like that). The problem I found is with the naming convention, or even ...
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Difference between software analyst, software developer and programmer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: System Analyst vs Computer Programmer? What the main occupational difference? Which one pays generally better? Which has the better Work–life balance? I am asking because ...
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Whats the difference between a Software Architect, a Software Engineer, and a Software Developer (Programmer)? [closed]

I'm reading through the CNN article about the highest paying jobs in America. A software architect is listed as #1. A software engineer listed as #9. And a software developer (programmer) is listed at ...
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What is the job title hierarchy amongst software engineers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What does the suffix after software engineer/developer job titles mean? (i.e. Software Developer III) work advancement titles I've been struggling to understand job ...
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What does the suffix after software engineer/developer job titles mean? (e.g. Software Developer III) [closed]

I keep seeing job postings as "Java Software Developer III" or "Software Developer II". Is there any official documentation that classifies these distinctions?
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Work advancement titles [closed]

After some googling I was unable to find out hierarchy of different titles in career development. Especially the connection between Senior Engineer and Software Specialist is unclear to me. Which one ...
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Why are part-time jobs in programming an anomaly? [closed]

I've recently quit my full time developing job at mega-corp, and I decided that I'll look for a part time job. Since then I've talked to half a dozen potential employers, and every one of them had the ...
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Should software engineers also act as tech support? [closed]

Should a software engineer also act as technical support? That is, should a company allow their engineers to wear both the software engineer and technical support hats. It seems that it would remove ...
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Are 'Architect' and 'Developer' separate roles? [closed]

Is it actually possible to develop software without also architecting it?
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Can't separate code, angular 1 component router

I'm trying to organize my code a bit differently than the tutorial for component routing. Quite simply I want to my app to have this structure. app.js -components/ +-settings/ +-settings.js +-...
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What Is The Relationship Between Software Architect and Team Member [duplicate]

I work for a small company which has less than 100 persons. Several months ago, this company offered me position of SA and I accepted. There are three teams in this company, and I work for one of them....
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What is the senior web developer's role in the team? [closed]

With a team of 3 other web developers i have the title as lead web developer for a year now. This is my first job as a lead. I'm pretty set on what my roles are from management. I'm curious what ...
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What is the difference between these senior software engineer titles? [closed]

I'm currently a senior research software engineer at a large company and am being offered a "senior staff engineer" position somewhere else. I am not sure if the new position's title conveys a ...
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Where should we put folders on the user's computer? [closed]

This reddit post makes a good point: Why do developers create so many folders directly in "My Documents". My home folder is completely full of this kind of stuff (especially when I show hidden files ...
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Is there such thing like a “refactoring/maintainability group” role in software companies?

So, I work in a company that does embedded software development, other groups focus in the core development of different products' software and my department (which is in another geographical location)...
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Does a team of developers need a manager?

Background: I'm currently part of a team of four: 1 manager, 1 senior developer and 2 developers. We do a range of bespoke in-house systems / projects (e.g. 6-8 weeks) for an organisation of around ...
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Is individual code ownership important? [closed]

I'm in the midst of an argument with some coworkers over whether team ownership of the entire codebase is better than individual ownership of components of it. I'm a huge proponent of assigning every ...
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All methods in one file/class versus multiple files/classes [duplicate]

This question is mainly talking about PHP, but I think it can be applicable to other languages as well. This is a question about code organization. I have a friend who insists the best approach ...
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Effective way of keeping past projects with their working development environment?

I find that whenever I want to go run a past project, it will take a long time before I can find it and before I have everything set-up again for it to be able to run. For example, I have python ...
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One or multiple visual studio solutions for all my projects [duplicate]

Admittedly that's a bad title, but the full title would be far too long. To give some context. I volunteer at a charity where I maintain a MSSQL Database and an MS Access client application and I'm ...
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Directory organization of a CMake (C++) repository containing several projects

I would like some advises on the organization of a set of related but independent C++ projects stored in a single (git) repository. The projects use CMake. For a simplified example we imagine 2 ...
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The urge to organize code in a cleaner way [duplicate]

Every time I am working on a project, specially a project from scratch, I always feel like I am doing a messy job. I feel bugged all the time by the need or organizing code that is clean or proper way....
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log method calls per object

How to log method calls on a per object basis for a particular class? I.e. after instanciating a = myClass() I somehow want to keep a log for what methods have been called on a like a.reverse() a....
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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. ...
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How much trouble can the use of Singleton class as Model cause?

In my latest WPF applications I've been using a Singleton class, that I call Model, to contain all my application's logic, such as file reading, information handling, etc.. In the WPF Views or ...
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What is a “cross-functional team” actually? [closed]

The general meaning of "cross-functional team" is a team which combines specialists in different fields that are required to reach the goal. But it looks like in Agile cross-functionality means not ...
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How to structure programs that interact with databases? [closed]

I've just finished a book on MySQL and I'm in the infantile stages of learning to couple that with Java. I know that the technology I need to learn is called JDBC and that it essentially allows you to ...
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How to organize large polyglot projects?

One of my projects started as PHP but recently some of the new functionality has been written in JavaScript on Node.js platform. How do big polyglot projects that use multiple languages to write ...
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Difference between DevOps and Software Configuration Management

What is the difference between Development Operations and Software Configuration Management? For me it seems to be the same as long as both DevOps and Software Configuration Management are focused on:...
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Enterprise application object oriented modeling for user and role

Generally in the Enterprise Applications like ERP or ERM, CRM, BP etc. we see two things a lot, one of them is Role and the other one is User. What happens is that in the real world we have some ...
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What to do with user stories that depend on horizontal integrations?

How do you handle a user story when it depends on horizontal integrations in an application? An example would be a user story such as, "I would like to have audio help on the start screen." Let's say ...
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How to organize points on a sphere in bins and navigate between bins?

I'm having trouble coming up with a suitable way to navigate through a set of star coordinates in the Equatorial Coordinate System. My goal is to display those which are within a given range of ...
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What do you call classes that do arbitrary work in your project? [closed]

I work on a lot of projects with different teams. Every project has its own conventions, including what to call arbitrary classes that don't lend themselves to obvious names. As a counter-example, it'...
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Why do we use non-descriptive internal codenames? [closed]

I think using codenames are quite widespread. Our company is using them too. But my main concern is these names are usually not documented anywhere. And the meaning is spread by the word of mouth. ...
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Organize Web API Controllers by their associated Views, or by the logical type they operate against?

We're building a large Angular SPA that uses ASP.NET Web API on the backend. The application will have a large number of views (100-200). I'm debating whether to organize the Web API such that the ...
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How to organize repository branches? [closed]

I am trying to find a way to organize the branches in my repository in a sensible way. I would like the main branch to contain only "clean" commits: features that are (mostly) complete, no superfluous ...
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How can I introduce QA and break it into parts for various people?

I was recently asked how to do this, specifically: How to introduce QA into an organization? How to break up QA into parts that others can do ? How to prioritize what needs QA? How to determine what ...
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How much should Developers interact with Clients? [closed]

A philosophical discussion has come up in my department that I'd like p.se's opinion on. We're a 6 person development department inside a 60 person IT shop. All other departments are growing FAST, and ...
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How to divide OO project into packages?

I'm a hobbyist programmer working on my own projects. I use Java. Until recently my average project was only 1000 LoC. My latest project however is bigger and is starting to exceed 1500 LoC. I ...
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Project Organization

I have been having a discussion with a colleague about the best way to organize a (C#)project after he reorganized a project I had been working on from something that looked like this: To something ...
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Getting coders to do code review [duplicate]

I am running a project where I pay developers to contribute to my semi open source project. My problem is that it is easy to hire developers, but it is very difficult to get anyone to do code ...
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How to contact an open-source organisation (e.g. Apache) about a new project? [closed]

I've developed some software within my company and we have agreed that the future of the work is to open source it into the public domain. Is there an official contact procedure to contact the Apache ...
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How to organize repositories for a split library?

I have two libraries that implement a protocol: one provides tools for establishing a channel between two parts, and the other provides classes and tools for building and parsing the binary protocol ...
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what to do with your bin directory [closed]

To get off my noob status i am following the Learn python the hard way course. I really like it but at one point it says make a bin directory. In all games and other programs i saw to a bin ...
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Organisation by business function vs technical function

I am designing a large application (a static code analyser) and I have a choice in how to organise the code into modules: One approach is by what I'd call by technical function. This is where you ...
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Should I use git for project files, other than the actual source? [duplicate]

I have a lot of small projects, and while their source code is backed up and tracked with git, I don't know what to do with the rest of the files associated with a project. These consist of small ...
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Viability of a Development Team with no *dedicated* Tester role [closed]

I've been thinking a lot lately about how to build a lean development team. Ultimately, I'd like to open up my own little software house with a small number of like-minded people. The goal won't be ...
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Flat organizations vs hierarchical for software development [closed]

My organization was flat two years ago, and people felt that the general manager had disproportionate almost dictatorial powers. Also the general manager didn't have time to coach employees, so some ...
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Software architecture map to aid cross team communication?

I work in a company where multiple teams each work on different parts of a software product in a vaguely agile/scrum manner. Mostly the organisation works well but there have been instances where a ...
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GitHub Organizations for a project spanning multiple repositories?

I've started a project that involves at least three repositories on GitHub. One of the repositories is a generic documentation-and-examples dump, and the other two contain the implementation of two ...