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Jul
5
comment When deploying updates, do you deploy all or selected/changed assemblies?
Yeah, having a production/release branch should be considered a requirement. That has saved me on a few occasions.
Aug
23
comment Have you ever written anything that made you a lot more efficient (or want to)?
(This is for .NET programming) The tool would change your machine.config appSettings to a predetermined set of development/staging/production settings. This means we could point our entire machine to dev or staging with a click of a button. It has since been updated for WCF and the normal <connectionStrings> sections as well. All said pretty nice for dealing with a less-than-perfect DEV/QA environment.
Aug
13
comment How can I be most productive in Visual Studio when limited to small screen space?
Shortcuts! I can do almost everything I need from the 'Command Window' given a variety aliases. I think much of the annoyance of a small screen is trying to click all the tiny menus/options... get rid of those and you could up your font and focus on what matters.
Mar
27
comment What equipment do you use to avoid wrist pain?
this. I try to avoid the mouse whenever possible for this very reason.
Feb
8
comment What are some good practices before checking in source code?
Good point, John. I am actually hoping to do this very soon where I work.
Feb
8
comment What are some good practices before checking in source code?
+1 Also, if you think this is too much work, you are probably committing too much at once.
Dec
28
comment What are important things to remember when reengineering a legacy application?
+1 for business buy-in (both management and user population). Without both of these you will only face a tremendous struggle.
Dec
14
comment What are the skills you look for when hiring a fresher/newbie for developement?
-1 for 'cannot ever ship good code'... maybe you could explain?
Nov
25
comment Conflict resolution between programmers
@duros: Remember, this is not SO... it is the 'subjective discussions' outlet for SO. ;)
Nov
21
comment Enterprise knowledge sharing?
I'm very much considering this. Couple this with more emphasis on using our bug tracking system and filling out more of the wiki so that we reach that 'tipping point' in content, I think this is the best answer to my question.
Nov
16
comment Enterprise knowledge sharing?
You're exactly right, Michael! I'm trying to change the 'culture' of sharing information within my development team. The technology isn't as important as the mindset.
Nov
16
comment Enterprise knowledge sharing?
Based on the answers so far, I take it that most people are using wikis and email with some success. Perhaps I was just dreaming when I thought there must be a better way to do this. :|
Nov
16
comment Enterprise knowledge sharing?
Ah.. we have a lot of support duties as well, and are geographically distributed. The archived/searchable emails via Sharepoint is pretty interesting. That might be the appropriate compromise...
Nov
15
comment Enterprise knowledge sharing?
Also, +1 for the comment about knowledge being its own project. That always seems to be the forgotten asset in building many internal projects. :|
Nov
15
comment Enterprise knowledge sharing?
We are doing this as well, but it still feels cumbersome. Maybe we haven't reached the tipping point yet?
Nov
15
comment Enterprise knowledge sharing?
I took it that the author is only trying to discourage 1-on-1 collaboration in private, not entirely?
Nov
15
comment Enterprise knowledge sharing?
Perhaps I should be more clear... I don't want a points/voting system. (I agree that could get a little tense)
Oct
30
comment Company PC refresh, laptop or desktop?
If you get a laptop, make sure you get a SSD to go with it!
Sep
21
comment How do you deal with people who ask you to fix their computer?
Wow.. What would you do if someone asked you to watch their children? Agree to do so, but then set them on fire? (only for a little while, so next time they will use a REAL babysitter!)
Sep
11
comment What mistakes do your users make, and how can you update your application to handle them?
This is so often overlooked... I can't believe we still run into these problems today!@