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Process kills developer passion

Process kills developer passion

Best practices sound good in isolation, but they can suck the life out of developers.

The software industry is now full of "best practices," and many of them make sense when considered in isolation. But when you lump them all on the backs of developers, you end up with dispirited bureaucrats/bean counters.

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Civic Commons code-sharing initiative bids to reduce government IT costs

Civic Commons, a new project launched at the Gov 2.0 Summit, will help city governments reduce costs and inefficiencies by sharing the software they develop.

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code_swarm – visualizing the life of open source

code_swarm was created by Michael Ogawa with Processing. This visualization, called code_swarm, shows the history of commits in a software project. A commit happens when a developer makes changes to the code or documents and transfers them into the central project repository. Both developers and files are represented as moving elements. When a developer commits a file, it lights…

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