A workflow consists of a sequence of concatenated (connected) steps. Emphasis is on the flow paradigm, where each step follows the precedent without delay or gap and ends just before the subsequent step may begin.

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How do you balance between “do it right” and “do it ASAP” in your daily work?

I find myself pondering over this question from time to time, again and again. I want to do things the right way: to write clean, understandable and correct code that is easy to maintain. However, ...
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Annotate source code with diagrams as comments

I write a lot of (primarily c++ and javascript) code that touches upon computational geometry and graphics and those kinds of topics, so I have found that visual diagrams have been an indispensable ...
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How much code do you write everyday, *at work*? [closed]

I'm graduating college, about to start a junior software engineering position, and I've been wondering how much I'm going to be expected to do on what kind of timeline. I mean, in python I can write ...
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Keeping up with upstream changes while adding small fixes or even major changes

Often I need to apply some small fixes (to make them run on my environment) or even change some parts of the software (to tailor it to my needs) to software from outside. However this obviously ...
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Git workflow for small teams

I'm working on a git workflow to implement in a small team. The core ideas in the workflow: there is a shared project master that all team members can write to all development is done exclusively on ...
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How Visual Studio could help to avoid duplicating code?

I work within a team of developers. Everyone is making their changes without carrying too much if the same thing is already implemented in the codebase. This leads to classes constantly growing and to ...
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Github Workflow: Pushing small fix branches to remote, or keep them local?

In Scott Chacon's workflow (explained eg in this SO answer), with essentially two silos (development, and master), if, say I have a small bug to fix (e.g. can be fixed with a few characters) is the ...
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How can I improve the workflow between developer and designer with Expression Blend?

We use WPF and Expression Blend 4. I'm trying to improve our workflow by tutoring one of our designers to use it for styling and animation. Slowly but surely I get the impression Blend in itself is ...
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Convert plain text to a pdf template

I have some articles (more than 200 pages) in plain text. It needs to be converted to an given PDF markup. I got some Photoshop files for the headers for every page and a list of requirements for the ...
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Is a code review which uses only code comments a good idea?

Preconditions Team uses DVCS IDE supports comments parsing (like TODO and etc.) Tools like CodeCollaborator are expensive for budget Tools like gerrit are too complex for install or not usable ...
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What makes for a good JIRA workflow with a software development team? [closed]

I am migrating my team from a snarl of poorly managed excel documents, individual checklists, and personal emails to manage our application issues and development tasks to a new JIRA project. My team ...
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Is there a way to help streamline your typical developers discussions? [closed]

Often, my colleagues and I run into specific problems, for example what's the best way to deploy this, or would this or that technique be a good one to use, or just "hey, have you seen that new ...
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Should I use a workflow engine?

I need to add some new features to a PHP application. It is to follow the steps of a order. A process create some orders, the order goes to confirmation, then if approved is sent to a provider, later ...
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Tracking work history in a git repo

Previous related questions: Code bases for desktop and mobile versions of the same app Git branching and tagging best practices Question: I have split my repo into three directories (swing, ...
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Where to place the R code for R+Sweave+LaTeX workflow

I spent the last week learning 3 new tools: R, Sweave, and LaTeX. One question that came to my mind when working through my first project: Where do I place the majority of the R code? The tutorials ...
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How should I track approval workflow when users at every security level can create a request?

I am writing a new application that allows users to enter requests. Once a request is entered, it must follow an approval workflow to be finally approved by a user the highest security level. So, ...
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What is the value of workflow tools?

I'm new to Workflow developement, and I don't think I'm really getting the "big picture". Or perhaps to put it differently, these tools don't currently "click" in my head. So it seems that companies ...
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Git workflow / practices for a small project (flowchart in png)

I'm trying to come up with a personal workflow. I've put together a flowchart of the hypothetical lifespan of a release: one developer pushing to a public github repo + a friend helping with some ...
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What is the best approach to getting to know a big system like a CMS or forum system which has no documentation?

My problem is the following; I need to get to know a totally new system, for example Wordpress, Drupal, or a framework like Symfony, or maybe a big forum system like PhpBB. Let's suppose it has no ...
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Work flow when editing files in /var/www. Constantly needing to input “sudo” commands

I installed Apache2 and PHP5 last night on my fresh Linux Mint machine. I created a folder and created a simple index.php file with a call to phpinfo() to test out the installation and every works ...
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Recommended methodology for working with shared libraries and Mercurial

I work in a small team of developers who all collaborate on several Zend PHP projects. We are using Mercurial with a collection of upstream repositories, as well as Jenkins for centralized testing ...
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Project Management - Asana / activeCollab / basecamp / alternative / none [closed]

I don't know whether this should be on programmers - I've been looking at the above three apps over the past few weeks just for myself and I'm in two minds. All three look good, are easy to use, and I ...
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How Can I Improve my Workflow?

So I design and develop websites myself, mostly in WordPress. Once I'm happy with the site on my local server, I upload it and its database to the web server and let the client make whatever changes ...
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BitBucket working with multiple developers on same project

I am new to BitBucket. I have my repository. And 2 people working on it me, Admin and another developer with Read only access. So in order for him to do changes he forked repository and made changes, ...
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Working with Git on multiple machines

This may sound a bit strange, but I'm wondering about a good way to work in Git from multiple machines networked together in some way. It looks to me like I have two options, and I can see benefits on ...
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What is an effective git process for managing our central code library?

Quick background: we're a small web agency (3-6 developers at any one time) developing small to medium sized Symfony 1.4 sites. We've used git for a year now, but have previously used Subversion. For ...
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How should my local git workflow work?

At home, I have a server that is running some software (on a LAMP stack, but only accessible internally). I have another machine and a laptop that I both use for developing said software. What is the ...
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dvcs - is “clone to branch” a common workflow?

I was recently discussing dvcs with a coworker, because our office is beginning to consider switching from TFS (we're a MS shop). In the process, I got very confused because he said that although he ...
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Good workflow for software development with scrum and continuous integration

I'm studying an approach to understand better how the continuous integration workflow fits better in a software development company with the scrum method. I'm thinking something like this: Would ...
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Ruby workflow in Windows

I've done some searching and quite haven't come across the answer I am looking for. I do not think this is a duplicate of this question. I believe Windows could be a suitable development environment ...
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optimizing webapp workflow

I have a debug and a live server running a LAMP setup with some python scripts. By now I'm working with eclipse and Expandrive (via SSH) on the debug server. Whenever I want to release new code on the ...
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Is the creation of brand new software generally a major part of most programming jobs?

I have worked in software development for over 10 years now, and it's dawning on me that I rarely get to create anything "new". I realize that "new" is a vague term, but I would define it as anything ...
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git, maven and jenkins - versioning, dev and release builds workflow

What is the preferred way to do the following with git, maven and jenkins: I am developping an application, which I would like to maintain "dev" and "release" branches. I would like jenkins to build ...
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How to improve designer and developer work flow?

I work in a small startup with two front end developers and one designer. Currently the process starts with the designer sending a png file with the whole page design and assets if needed. My task as ...
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Examples of continuous integration workflow using git

Can anyone provide a rough outline of their git workflow that complies with continuous integration. E.g. How do you branch? Do you fast forward commits to the master branch? I am primarily working ...
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How to test code and functionality effectively while working as a freelancer?

I work as an independent developer. I find it difficult to test functionality of a feature and test code. As project goes complex, I loose focus resulting in each feature partially developed. I want ...
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Web development: no local server workflow

I'm considering the reengineering of my web development ecosystem. We use Git very successfully to deploy new changes to our Production, Staging, and Development servers. Traditionally, I've always ...
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Github Organization Repositories, Issues, Multiple Developers, and Forking - Best Workflow Practices

A weird title, yes, but I've got a bit of ground to cover I think. We have an organization account on github with private repositories. We want to use github's native issues/pull-requests features ...
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What are ways of drafting a workflow document that maps elements in the design close to their counterparts in code?

We're starting a medium sized PHP web app, written in MVC fashion, using CodeIgniter. Most of the functional specifications have been written, and there are a few features that will definitely be ...
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Is there a design pattern for modelling job execution flow?

In my application I have a set of jobs to execute: Each job goes through the states "not started", "started", "completed", "failed" etc. Each job has a set of pre-conditions and post-conditions. ...
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What language/framework/workflow sets do you recomend for a small office? [closed]

I work in a small office (only 1 designer, me and plus 1 programmer). We have a solid background in classic ASP development and some sort of a small proprietary framework/cms based on ASP + MySQL + ...
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Company wants to move its programs to a new framework / concept - what are options?

So there is an insurance company which wants to move long term its proprietorially written software for different insurance products to a new platform / framework / concept / something. One of the ...
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Workflow of sharing code for small teams

Problem is, we have developed a small CMS, that is different per implementation (currently). Of course development of this is never complete. Sometimes, we are working on more than one project that ...
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Scrum taskboard with QA stage

I've been reading this article by Mike Cohn about Scrum task boards. One query I have is how this fits into a workflow where there is QA stage performed by testers who aren't developers. It seems ...
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Using a TFS Build Process Template (Workflow) for Deployment

I'm thinking of using TFS Build workflows for complex deployments. We have some that may need to deploy: Web applications and services Database SSRS Reports SSIS Packages Who knows what else I ...
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How to draw a good diagram of a business workflow? What software?

I want to create an illustration for a product purchase wizard, and I want to illustrate the way user interacts with the wizard. It's basically a simple flowchart or a simple workflow: User starts ...
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Workflow design for multi-step edits on a webapp

I have a web app (ASP MVC2) where some forms can be accessed via multiple routes, initially once a form was complete a user was kicked back to a default page for that form rather than the page they ...
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Binaries in source control

When developing for embedded devices and other odd worlds, it's very likely your build process will include multiple proprietary binaries, using very specific versions of them. So the question is, are ...
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How to transition a small team developing on a remote testserver from svn to git

At the company I work we use SVN. The SVN repository resides on the local server. When developing we commit the changes to SVN on the local server which transfers the changes via ftp to a testsite ...
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Is it an inefficient workflow to write out code and THEN go back and optimize?

I'm a newer enthusiast programmer. I've been doing small and big projects on and off for the past two or three years. I always hit small snags in my code that add up to big memory hogs or unnecessary ...