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Is DRY the enemy of software project management?

One of the most basic and widely accepted principles of software development is DRY (don't repeat yourself). It is also clear that most software projects require some kind of management. Now what are ...
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4answers
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How to determine when to open a new branch or a new repository when using Git?

Currently I am working on a project to make a product for company X. The team I am working with is selling similar service to many company with similar product, where 40% of the code is reused and 60% ...
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3answers
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How do you guys handle translation for software localization?

Most of the software I have written over my career has been built for English speaking customers, but recently I've been working on a project where localization of the UI for a wider range of ...
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3answers
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Pre-processor usage to separate logic to different versions of product

In the .NET code base of a product, there are #if pre-processor statements to define whether certain functionality should be available. Like so: shared logic #if version1 some logic #endif #if ...
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2answers
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Localization in php, best practice or approach?

I am Localizing my php application. I have a dilemma on choosing best method to accomplish the same. Method 1: Currently am storing words to be localized in an array in a php file <?php $values =...
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Branching strategy to avoid multiple release branches for different customers

I am currently thinking of the following branching strategy Main branch Development branch Feature branch Release branch Basically the whole idea is to have a release branch so that hot fix can be ...
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Best practice for creating defined versions in git

In my company we have a 'production pipeline', which is a bunch of code which we use to produce data, with the data later shipped to customers. The code is still being developed, bugs get fixed etc. ...
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2answers
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Source control with multiple customer-specific repositories

Here is a diagram of how our source control setup is configured. The issue with this setup is how we handle various customers. I would really like to use a different approach than copying the entire ...
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Repo management using Git or SVN

We have several ongoing projects and need to figure out the way to manage the repos. The current situation is Project A is in production, in a SVN Repo A. Project B is in development for another ...
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managing multiple git repo that are similar [closed]

We are creating several websites, the main content will be the same across each of them but there will be some differences (e.g. extra button, extra texts, different styling) what is the best way to ...
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1answer
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Best approach for managing program customizations inside DVCS

I'm working on a program developed in different variants: a common basic version and various customizations that not only use different logos and images but also add functionalities. I'm trying to ...