The tag has no wiki summary.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

47
votes
13answers
3k views

*Code owner* system: is it an efficient way?

There is a new developer in our team. An agile methodology is in use at our company. But the developer has another experience: he considers that particular parts of the code must be assigned to ...
11
votes
8answers
1k views

i want to make some programmer friends but dont know where to really look [closed]

I know this is one good place but what I'm really looking for is contacts, maybe seeing them online, have intelligent conversations etc. Where I live there isn't that many programmers around me ...
10
votes
13answers
624 views

Would you allow your programmers to use Messenger and social networks like Facebook? [closed]

I had many bosses, each one had a different approach about allowing or not use of Windows Live Messenger, Facebook, and many other Internet sites. Of course Internet is really needed to research ...
7
votes
3answers
264 views

How to approach people you've found through internet with similar programming interests?

I've recently really dived into Ruby/Rails and I'm falling in love. I have a gut feeling this might be something that could last for a while. What I've been missing is interaction with people who are ...
3
votes
7answers
3k views

Amount of man hours to write a social network

I have big dreams of writing the next Facebook (unrealistic I know) and I'm in the planning stages as we speak and I'm umming and ahing about using a php framework for this and how many development ...
3
votes
7answers
2k views

Web framework able to handle many concurrent users [closed]

Social networking sites needs to handle many concurrent users e.g. for chat functionality. What web frameworks scales well and are able to handle more than 10.000 concurrent users connected with ...
3
votes
4answers
7k views

What do you need to know before you build something like Facebook / Twitter / YouTube? [closed]

Of course you will need a programming language! But what other things that you should know before you build your first steps for a large website which will be for the community! What else do you ...
3
votes
2answers
193 views

How do I keep controversy in check?

This is probably OT but it's less OT here than on any other SO site, so please bear with me. I'm working on a new project votEm. The goal is to give independent candidates a platform to introduce ...
3
votes
1answer
133 views

Ways of Gathering Event Information From the Internet [closed]

What are the best ways of gathering information on events (any type) from the internet ? Keeping in mind that different websites will present information in different ways. I was thinking 'smart' ...
2
votes
5answers
133 views

Is it reasonable to require passwords when users sign into my application through social media accounts?

I've built an application that requires users to authenticate with one or more social media accounts from either Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn. Edit Once the user has signed in, an 'identity' for ...
2
votes
2answers
138 views

Twitter's new approach of third party application? How would you see this move as developer… especially you plan to build a twitter client

Just today morning I have read news that twitter has issued a warning to developers not to make any new third party client, the official announcement can be read here. As a programmer, how do you see ...
2
votes
2answers
201 views

Open Source Cloud Computing

Recently I realized that the most popular social platforms on the net are in the hand of just a few companies, Google, Twitter, Facebook, to name just a few. Taking into account the world changing ...
2
votes
1answer
591 views

What will generate an adjacency matrix file with a specified topology for me?

I am writing an application that takes some file specifying an adjacency matrix and uses this to construct a graph (in this case, a directed social network). What I would like to do is specify the ...
2
votes
1answer
261 views

Programming logic to group a users activities like Facebook

So I am trying to develop an activity feed for my site. Basically If I UNION a bunch of activities into a feed I would end up with something like the following. Chris is now friends with Mark ...
2
votes
1answer
154 views

Is Google's Friend Connect tool defunct?

Looking at the Friend Connect sites, documentation, example, I've noticed that: there haven't been updates in a long time many of the sites used as example sites are dead or abandoned the community ...
2
votes
1answer
246 views

How do I mashup Google Maps with geolocated photos from one or more social networks? [closed]

I'm working on a proof of concept for a project, and I need to pin random photos to a Google Map. These photos can come from another social network, but need to be non-porn. I've done some research ...
1
vote
1answer
557 views

Is there something like Diaspora written in PHP?

I am looking for an open source social networking platform. Diaspora is perfect, except it is not written in PHP. Is there a project like Diaspora written in PHP?
1
vote
2answers
384 views

There is a (social) network / website for developers share ideas and find a team for development? [closed]

Supposing I want to do some kind of project, but I want to find more people interested in that area that can develop some project with me, there is some website focused on this? Example: "I want to ...
1
vote
4answers
276 views

Project size vs. Team size

I'm a freelance solo web developer/designer/iPhone app maker by night (IT technician by day) and i'm interested in developing a social network site to go public (like Facebook, fingers crossed for ...
1
vote
1answer
177 views

Is Neo4j graph database sufficient to itself for all query types?

Neo4j eases relationship traversals => especially useful for a social network for instance. But are there any scenarios when it's advised to associate an additional relational database (or other ...
1
vote
1answer
117 views

Social networking sites static caching

In sites like facebook or orkut or friendster what's displayed at the bottom instead of main web address like static.ak.fbcdn.net or profile.ak.fbcdn.net? Are these different servers or they are just ...
0
votes
3answers
2k views

How practical is it to build your very own social network?

A friend of mine wants to create his own niche social network for a specific target audience. I want to give my friend an idea about how practical this is on the software side. What kind of work ...
0
votes
2answers
197 views

Designing a social network with CQRS, graph databases and relational databases in mind

I have done quite an amount of research on the topic so far, but i couldn't come up with a conclusion to make up my mind. I am designing a social network and during my research i stumbled upon graph ...
0
votes
1answer
201 views

Is Project Titan (Facebook email app) going to be a game changer from a programmers perspective?

Is Project Titan (Facebook email app) going to be a game changer from a programmers perspective? Although some details are still scarce, the internet is slowly learning more about this new software. ...
0
votes
1answer
72 views

When doing social application development, is it ok to use my company credentials for all client work?

As a web application developer, recently my work in creating Social Applications has taken a lot of momentum (specifically, Social Login buttons.) Is it ok to use my company's social network ...
0
votes
3answers
243 views

How to deal with social login

In my new web app I'm going to allow social login through Twitter (maybe), Facebook and Google and I'm in search of the best way to do it. Actually I'm using Rails with Devise + Omniauth and this is ...
-4
votes
1answer
46 views

What do I need to make a messaging app? [closed]

I was wondering how to make a messaging app like whats app? What are the resources I need? What will I need yo know? I want to make it for iPhone's. I know some obj-c but that's really it...