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Site Development - Your Setup ( editor,project management, test site, live site.. etc)

Hey Guys, I'm relatively new to the Web Development business. Me and 2 friends started up our own little company. 1 person is a designer, 1 person is sales / consultant, and I am the developer. Right now, its an after work project, but we hope to expand and let it become our full time jobs. An...

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Tools and Methods

What tools and procedures would you recommend or use yourself to help streamline the following sceanario: (I know its a long one but any help is appreciated) I work in a team that have an ecommerce app that we develop at our company. Its a reasonably standard LAMP application that we have been d...

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Structuring a Silverlight Application with Several Modules

I'm working on a Silverlight page which has several modules for querying and plotting data from a Database. Each of these modules is quite different and will each need their own control panels and data displayed in different formats, they will basically be unrelated, but we want them accessible f...

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Managing a massive design project

How do you manage a massive (60+ pages) design (HTML/CSS) Project? Like what is your workflow? How do you set milestones?

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Splitting of development team

I was organizing the team to do parallel development of next version of the product. I grouped the team by Client specific Feature specific Handling the cross-functional issues by assigning that task to specific individual. Would like to know what other ways project managers/ leads group t...

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Tracking requirements across multiple projects with JIRA (or other tools)

My company has been using JIRA as a requirements tracking tool as well as a bug tracker, and it's been working pretty well while we've been working on one project at a time. We now have a scenario where we have three different project proposals whose requirements partially overlap (e.g. requirem...

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What kind of specs, documents, analysis do you get from superiors when starting a project?

I currently work in a small business (15-20 employees, 5 programmers) where most projects are custom built CMS and a few web applications products. Since I started working there, I have worked on many projects, but specifications for each project vary a lot. Sometimes we get a little detail, a ...

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From screen design to final product: How is your workflow?

We are currently starting a bigger project. What're your suggestions for best practices of workflow? We are planning to rebuild from scratch (the existing product is outdated by years, regarding visual and internal design and programming). While the product functions (a Rails based web project) ...

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Single Person Application Development?

Hey all. I would like to get some insight on a question that I have been trying to find some information about. If you are the solo developer that is building a project from ground up, how do you manage the project? In the past, I have worked on a few personal projects that have grown into fai...

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Is there a better way to refresh Entity Models (*.edmx files)

I need to refresh a bunch of EDMX files in my solution. We have disected our tables into groups and each model represents one component or process. However, there are some overlapping tables, which means sometimes I need to refresh/update multiple Entity Models. Refreshing a group of different...

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Assessment of a project manager's volume of work - what is a good methodology?

Currently, my company utilizes agile as its development principal. I was approached by my boss to determine some methodology for determining the amount of work a project manger does on a given project in flight. To be honest, I can't really think of anything fool proof. I guess the best question...

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non-developer mgmt and outside developer

I am the sole software developer in a company and I answer directly to the owner of the company. We also use the services of an outside developer. The owner isn't a developer but 'wrote software in qbasic' many years ago. He has reasonable abilities to spec projects. The outside developer doesn'...

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Start to start dependency with lag less than zero

Suppose you have two tasks A and B both of 1 day duration (they start the same day). I set start-to-start dependency on them, which means that task B can't start until task A starts. Then I set the lag to -1. Now task B starts before task A. Can someone please explain it to me? I am a little b...

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Declaring copyright in a FOSS project with major and minor contributors

I'm working on a FOSS project where I am the main contributor. In each source file I have a copyright and license statement at the top of the file. The copyright notice names me as copyright holder. From time to time I get contributions by other developers. Sometimes these contributions add new f...

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Solution with over 100 projects takes over five minutes to build

I have a solution with over 100 projects. It takes a long time to build, and sometimes Visual Studio crashes during the build. How can I deal with this issue and minimize the pain? Have we gone horribly, horribly wrong somewhere? Some background on the problem: We are using CAB with WPF, and...

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What's the best resource for learning about Evidence-based Scheduling?

Spolsky goes on and on about evidence-based scheduling (EBS) on the StackOverflow podcast, and it's to the point where I feel like he's trying to tell me something, so I want to try it out. I'm looking for a resource that will not only tell me how to do EBS, but also give me some anecdotal info o...

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Where to find more information on 'Software Project Simulation Board Games'?

On Steve McConnell's blog I saw a passing reference to: 'Software Project Simulation Board Games'. I haven't heard of this before, and I was wondering where can I find more references on the topic. Google wasn't of much help to begin with.

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What factors do you consider when deciding what to work on next?

Lately I've been feeling like I'm being pulled in different directions. In my company there are a lot of forces demanding my time and I'm having a hard time deciding which direction to focus my energies. I have the choice of several different coding projects, some of which could demand a lot m...

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How do you handle related bugs in Bugzilla?

Within our environment we have a core codebase, and several client-specific implementations of that codebase. When a client raises an issue, we need to determine whether it is a client specific issue, or whether it is a core codebase issue. We use bugzilla to track our bugs, and we have a bug...

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how to handle a php project with a team?

I was working as a freelance php developer for a while, and handled all programming aspects alone. Although I worked with a graphic desinger, all coding was done by me. These days I get a job with a team to program some project. So, I'm afraid of this new development. How to manage a team and d...

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Question about rights for svn

I have a web application written in asp.net mvc. I have in MyApp.Web assembly the list of views and and the content files(images, scripts, css, and so on). In MyApp.WebBase I have the rest of fonctionality(Controllers, domain(entities, repositories, services)). Now the question is the following: ...

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how to manage a compiler project?

I am a CS student and I have a compiler project this year. I want to know how to manage my project with my three partners. I know that the compiler has many level and process, and I want to make use of these features to mange my project. Thanks for any tips/pointers/resources you can provide f...

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How to plan a project

I am about to embark on a project mostly using C# that will involve client and server communication. I'm wondering how to plan out a project like this. I usually just jump into smaller projects and figure things out as I go because I have a diagram in my head. How do I design a complex project...

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How do you organize your development environment

I've got a folder with all my projects, in different languages. Then I've got the libraries that I might eventually use in my code (mostly jar files). I'm sure there is an accepted practice, right? What do the professionals do?

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Open source as a speed breaker to my project

We develop scientific software and I manage a small group of applied scientists who write great code. A lot of our products depend on stable development tools which we've been using for developing a stable code base. Now the issue is, someone from the management visited an open source conference...

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Breaking down the project into small tasks

Am wondering, when a new project arrives, say building a social networking website, how do I go about breaking the project into small tasks. There are usually 2-4 programmers per project and usually no testers as such. Should I be breaking the whole site into 4 hour tasks from the beginning itsel...

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How do I protect my Python codebase so that guests can't see certain modules but so it still works?

We're starting a new project in Python with a few proprietary algorithms and sensitive bits of logic that we'd like to keep private. We also will have a few outsiders (select members of the public) working on the code. We cannot grant the outsiders access to the small, private bits of code, but w...

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Forcing related development tasks to stay together in Microsoft Project when Resource Leveling

When planning a software project, I wish to force Microsoft Project to keep several tasks that are dependent on each other and assigned to the same resource together, without other tasks interleaved by resource leveling. For example, I have the tasks - Design CDataAccess Implement CDataAccess ...

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Scrum in a fixed cost project

I have read the agile manifesto and spend a nice day surfing the web in search for this elusive answer. But sadly I did not get an answer that would cover all the bases. When watching all the blog posts and newscasts of Agile preachers, you just hear about open scope or open "time" projects. How...

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Underestimate and therefore undercharge your clients-- what would you do?

I know this is quite a subjective question ( and is likely to be closed), but I think it would be useful if I ( and the rest of SO!) know how other developers are handling this situation, so I make it a community wiki and hope that it won't be closed. As a software consultant, one must be able t...