Are there any kind of, even if rough, estimates how productivity scales with the number of programmers? (And, ideally, backed by numbers.) Here, by productivity I mean the inverse of time that is ...
I believe that in an ideal team, members should have different but complementary abilities. But is that true about software development teams? As an example we are a small team of 5. We almost have ...
I think one of the best ways to learn and become a better programmer is to share knowledge gained from working on personal or work projects with others. One way to do this at the workplace is to set ...
My university has a module for software development with a real client. Some of my team members work in the computer lab all the time, which is an extremely noisy environment with lots of ...
I saw an interview with Joel Spolsky, where he says that Fog Creek Software intentionally keep their teams small (I believe as in four-five guys). The reason for this is to avoid a lot of the ...
I have a strange situation at work, where a colleague of mine often asks me and other co-workers for working code. I would like to help him, but this constant request of trivial snippets interrupts ...
I work on a small team, in a medium-sized company, most of which isn't involved in software development. I'm the newest and least-experienced developer and had no professional or academic background ...
My question is simple. I'm a developer and work with another developer who's been here for many more years than I have. He has his opinion about implementing stuff; he's more of a do it yourself kind ...
I am an email person, but found that at my new job, co-workers use IM a lot. I have to admit that I have been largely ignoring the IM/SMS as a way of communication by thinking it is only for ...
I'm working on a greenfields project with two other developers. We're all contractors, and myself and one other just started working on the project while the orginal one has been doing most of the ...
Our team works in an open-space office. Luckily the cubicles are quite big (L shaped tables for everyone!), there is quite a lot of space so we are not sandwiched. Without going into further detail, ...
I know its not strictly related to what people ask here but I have to ask this anyway. Isn't having long conversations/discussions over emails reduce one's productivity. I have joined this new ...