[thelist] Suggestions for development syncronization!!

Jason Handby jason.handby at corestar.co.uk
Mon May 21 04:01:03 CDT 2007

Hi Abdullah,

> hello,
>     we are a small team everyone was working in individual 
> project, but we
> find that sometimes there is a light project and heavy one, 
> which will cause
> load on one developer and free time for others.
> so we think about making tasks of all projects accessible to 
> all developers
> for each one to select what he want to work on from any 
> project this will
> make all developers busy until all task finished.
> now we stopped by some points. 1st, we are using mainly PHP/MySQL
> - How we insure that no one stepping on each other's toes.!
> - SQL framework system.
> - versioning solution usable with client's server.
> any suggestion will be much appreciated.

As der wert said, you'll need some kind of system for managing the code
files for your projects, allowing people to work on them without falling
over each other. Subversion ( http://subversion.tigris.org/ ) is one
good choice.

You would also benefit from some kind of system for tracking the
individual tasks for each project and assigning them to team members.
I've been using FogBugz ( http://www.fogbugz.com/ ) quite a lot
recently, but there are other systems available that plenty of other
list members will now proceed to tell you about :-)

Finally, I'd caution against switching developers from project to
project too readily. Adding lots of people to a team at the last minute
in order to hit a deadline is always very tempting, but it can actually
make things worse:


Hope this helps


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