It refers to the group of people (software developers, testers, project managers, product owners, etc.) who are working on the same project or company. However, usually it refers to a team of software developers.

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Creating a platform agnostic development team hegemony

I work at a company where we have a lot of different skillsets in the development team. We do all of the following (generally geared towards web): .NET (MVC, Umbraco, ASP.NET, Surface) Java ...
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Which web site gives the most accurate indication of a programmer's capabilities?

If you were hiring programmers, and could choose between one of (say) the top 100 coders on topcoder.com, or one of the top 100 on stackoverflow.com, which would you choose? At least to me, it would ...
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Have you tried programming via Collaborative Text Editing? [duplicate]

Lately I've been experimenting with using a collaborative text editor (or plugin such as NppNetNote for Notepad++) for two or more partners to edit source code. I've been met with unexpected success, ...
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How to deal with programming projects that fail?

It's not uncommon for projects to fail. As a programmer, how do you deal with projects that fail? Some definitions of failure: Misses deadline. Code and functionality does not do what it's ...
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Should programmers help testers in designing tests?

How much should programmers help testers in designing tests? I don't think they should help at all. My worry is that if they help testers in designing tests for their own code, they'll 'infect' ...
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Do you want to work alone or in a team? [closed]

If you can choose whether to work on a project alone or in a team, what would be your choice and why? And if you want to work in a team, what is the ideal team size?
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How important are code formatting guidelines? [closed]

Coding standards are common in any software development organization, but how important are they to follow? I can understand the need for some consistency, but when dealing with simple things like ...
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What traits do the best testers you've worked with have in common?

Tester and blogger Lanette Creamer recently posted this question on Twitter: If you are a professional software developer who works with testers, think of the best testers you know. What traits do ...
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What is the ideal mix of senior to junior developers on a team?

On any team, you are going to have the need for more grizzled and grey developers and some young pups. Some reasons include: Money. There are often tasks that don't require the same level of ...
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What are some good office-layout guidelines for a small development team? [closed]

Our office is moving soon and we have the opportunity to redesign our office space. We have five developers and a couple of testers, working with a project manager, and a business analyst. I'd like ...
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Should we move programmers between rooms to group them by project they're involved in?

Assume that a company runs several projects simultaneously. When a project reaches certain state (is completed, beta is shipped, etc) some people move to the other projects, then to the other, ad ...
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Which (programming) specialities are needed in a good web development team? [closed]

At first glance, I'd say a good programming team needs to understand the following matters: The details of the core language / framework HTML, (asynchronous) javascript SQL / data model Usability / ...
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How to develop a career path for programmers in a small company?

I am working in a small software company, which has grown from 4 to just over 50 employees (1 to 12 developers respectively) in the last 4 years with me being the lead developer/manager of the ...
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What do I do when my team leader is breaking my database schema with a release coming up?

My team leader has this terrible habit of mucking with the database schema, and making changes that would cause severe breakage on the code base (without really consulting me on how the changes would ...