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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When is it appropriate to start using the next revision of a tool when dogfooding?

Specifically, I am working on a tool that integrates a DVCS and build system, but I image the challenge I am facing would arise for anyone developing a "meta" tool (compiler, VCS, build system, test ...
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Feature code + infrastructure code - how to structure the commits / JIRA issues?

Say that you work on a feature described by a single JIRA ticket and during the work, you: Create feature-specific code like the GUI or specific use-case behavior. Some of the code was generic so ...
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Need a transition from my workflow, or make it better / fix it

This is how I roll with git: I clone/fork something locally I create a new branch devel. This is supposed to be a quickfix branch. It is also supposed to be parent to all branches. I create a topic ...
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TDD and Version Control

I am currently learning about TDD and trying to put it into practice in my personal projects. I have also used version control extensively on many of these projects. I am interested in the interplay ...
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Handling Difficult Distributed Version Control System Merges With Pair Programming

A common problem in my very small team workflow is handling merges from trunk/stable repositories up to feature branches which are ahead of the trunk or stable versions, but which need to track the ...
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What could be the use of forking a repository in a github's organization?

I'm trying to figure it out some nice workflow for our company, and we have so far the main repository on the github's organization account and we all, the members of the team working on the branches ...
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Simple task framework - building software from reusable pieces

I'm writing a web service with several APIs, and they will be sharing some of the implementation code. In order not to copy-paste, I would like to ideally implement each API call as a series of tasks, ...
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Working with Multiple Versions of Websites (Git)

I have a main template like website I have made that will allow me to quickly roll out and make new websites on demand when I need them, for my personal use. I'm wondering what is the best practice ...
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So I'm a developing a workflow with vagrant+git…does this make sense?

Relevant Background Details We've got two types of VMs (Utility Boxes & Web Servers) that developers need. We are going to be using git for version control. We have developers who have ...
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Possible solutions for sharing working copy of project between multiple computers?

So there are 3 computers that I use to work on this project with, my home PC, work PC, and work Mac (for building to devices). The project has an SVN repository that two other programmers use so I ...
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How can one measure contributions to a project? [duplicate]

Has anyone ever come across this problem? When you have a team of developers working on a project, how can you measure their contributions to said project? Is there a "formal" way of doing it? Number ...
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Suggestions to improve small team workflow (CI / Deployment)

I'd like to improve my team's workflow and architecture. Right now we have a LAMP dev server on which every member of the team has a subdirectory. We work directly in this directory via LAN. There is ...
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Manage feature set of one app on multiple platforms/codebases

So I develop an app that is for both Android and iOS. From time to time changes occur when working on one version that need to implemented on the other. I find it tedious to keep track of these ...
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What's a good developer workflow for teams? (VM based) [closed]

I normally work by myself as a freelancer, and the setup I use has worked pretty well for me so far. I'm not sure if it's the optimal setup for a team though. I develop on Windows, and I setup a ...
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Managing an undercover SVN repository

The project I am working on is version controlled by SVN, and the unspoken rule at work is to commit only when a new stable feature is added (in order to have a "clean" revision history with no ...
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Few big libraries or many small libraries?

Over the course of some months I've created a little framework for game development that I currently include in all of my projects. The framework depends on SFML, LUA, JSONcpp, and other libraries. ...
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Git Workflow - turning a local reposity into a “central” one

I have a local repository with a toy project that has turned out to be more serious than I had thought. So from a single development branch where I have carelessly committed, I have started to use ...
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Development methodologies when hundred of developers are working on one single solution?

We are an organisation consisting of around 200 developers that are working continuously on one single product (using the revision control Git) which is planned to be released at a certain date. Due ...
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Codeigniter/MVC workflow

Bit of a workflow question. I'm just staring with MVC and wondered how other people usually work in MVC? The 2 options I see is to code the model and controller completely first and then work on the ...
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What is proper etiquette for releasing a complete rewrite of an existing project?

I'm new to the opensource world. The project I'm working on resides on Github. (Just for reference) The project I'm working on is a plug-in for the Plex Media Server. I plan to submit my plug-in to ...
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Workflow for building a RESTful API

I am building a RESTful API, and so far, to make sure that my resources work as I need them to, I am using a REST client called Postman. This makes it easy for me to store routes and quickly make ...
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Is a merging strategy like Git Flow really an anti-pattern?

My company is using Git, and is using a peculiar branching scheme - work is done in master, and branches are reserved for releases. This works fine, so long as all of the work done in an iteration ...
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Application deployment with Puppet

I've been researching puppet lately, and I think it could be useful to integrate into my deployment pipeline. Currently, I deploy my apps by manually adding users, creating vhosts, setting ...
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Perforce workflow

So, we have just migrated from SVN to Perforce. I'm having a little trouble trying to figure out the best workflow. For Subversion, I did the following (via TortoiseSVN): Check out repo Do work ...
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What .NET objects should I use to create a cookie based session in MVC?

I'm writing a custom password reset application that uses a validation technique that doesn't fit cleanly with ASP.NET Membership Provider's challenge questions. Namely I need to invoke a workflow ...
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Pushing a new version of a live web application in a Git based workflow

I have a question regarding workflow in web development. I'm building my project in Symfony, and it's in Git. Right now, I have three environments, dev (local), staging and prod. The project itself ...
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How to design website workflow?

I have been thinking about this for really long time without reaching an optimum answer. First of all, I'm a medical doctor who loves programming but never really studied it, except for home learning ...
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How to organize projects in Redmine? [closed]

I deployed a Redmine installation yesterday and today I try to fill it with some relevant data. One issue I came across is the organization of projects itself. While I took a look at how Redmine ...
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What is proper etiquette and recommended GitHub workflow for simultaneously contributing to and diverging from upstream repo?

I'm new to GitHub and VCS in general. I've been programming in various languages for years, but I've always worked solo on custom projects (no public releases). I recently started using a jQuery UI ...
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Is there a purpose for using pull requests on my own repo if I am the only developer?

So I got started with a real project of mine on GitHub and things are going pretty well and ideas are flowing a lot faster than I initially thought. In order to keep things organized, I setup some ...
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How do you balance between “do it right” and “do it ASAP” in your daily work? [closed]

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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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? [closed]

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 ...