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answered What kind of innovative non-cash financial benefits do I offer to my developers to retain them along with a competitive salary?
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comment How to persuade programmers to follow the basic rules
My favorite example is consistent test environment setup. I didn't HAVE to enforce a Right Way. I had a guy in charge of the install document. I said - "it's all you- you can do whatever it takes to make an install mechanism that ensures consistent install - everyone is empowered to bug you if the install is messed up". In less than a month we had a solid tool and a very short document. And the tool was installed as a short cut on every desktop. I didn't need enforcement, proper installation was already the path of least resistance. Now our goal is to remove the shortcut, making it automated.
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answered What should every programmer know?