Interregional Software Development Week, Day 6: Collaborative Editting

On this last day of the interregional software development week I’d like to talk about editting text files with other people, simultaneously. I mentioned earlier that version control systems can merge changes to text files, but what I’ll talk about is even cooler. Imagine this: you and a couple of others are on a SkypeContinue reading “Interregional Software Development Week, Day 6: Collaborative Editting”

Interregional Software Development Week, Day 5: Documentation

There’s something that I like to call the documentation paradox: if there’s something that developers don’t like doing it’s documentation. Yet, if there’s something that developers need, it’s exactly that: documentation. This is, or at least sounds like, a paradox because it reasons from the developers seen as a group, and that’s exactly where theContinue reading “Interregional Software Development Week, Day 5: Documentation”

Interregional Software Development Week, Day 4: File Exchange

The possibility to exchange files is an absolute necessity when developing software. There are many ways to do it of which version control systems are probably the most helpful. A couple of ways to exchange files:* Send them through e-mail: works, but you end up with a big mess of e-mails and attachment of differentContinue reading “Interregional Software Development Week, Day 4: File Exchange”

Interregional Software Development Week, Day 3: Communication

Good communication is always a top priority in team-based work, but in interregional collaboration it’s especially vital. The trick is to use the right channels. I’ll divide the communication methods in two groups: instant and delayed. *Instant*If something is unclear to you, you need to know something, or just need to hear how other teamContinue reading “Interregional Software Development Week, Day 3: Communication”

Interregional Software Development Week, Day 2: Meeting

Especially in interregional development meetings are important. Different teams will use them differently, some may be done after twenty minutes, others need two hours. Even if short, it’s still a good to have them. It’s important for everybody to see what everybody else is working on and what the issues are. I’m aware of threeContinue reading “Interregional Software Development Week, Day 2: Meeting”

Interregional Software Development Week, Day 1: Overview

Ha! You didn’t think that when you got up this morning, did ya? But it’s true, you’ve just officially entered the Interregional Software Development Week. A week of posts wherein I’ll share some ideas and experiences I’ve had with interregional software development teams. I got these experiences partly from my days in the “YaBB”:http://www.yabbforum.com team,Continue reading “Interregional Software Development Week, Day 1: Overview”