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Where to chain multiple applications developed by several feature teams

I am looking how agile methods can be applied for setting up a chained-application (made of several services for example) developed by several teams. In particular, I think the common sources about ...
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What were the most used SDLCs before Agile? [closed]

Before the creation of Agile, what were the most used models in Software Development? I am writing a thesis on the various ITS software (like Jira) used to implement these models and I want to put a ...
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What are modern develop-deploy-test techniques for non-interpreted languages?

I have strong web-developer background, where in order to show client a demo I've uploaded a solution to demo environment and sent over a link. If case client asked to make changes, I did them in ...
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Minimize useless tweaking of a numeric app [closed]

I'm developing a numeric application (nonlinear optimizer), with a zillion knobs to tweak and rising. It's not my first foray into this domain, but this time there are even more variables in the code ...
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Rewriting code / better initial outline

Single-programmer project. I'm constantly having to rewrite my own code on an on-going project. It's not buggy, but every time I expand my program (which previously-planned features), I keep having ...
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Why does Ubuntu have a 6-month release cycle?

Why has Ubuntu committed to a 6-month release cycle? Why should it have a fixed cycle at all? Doesn't that go against the "if it ain't broken don't fix it" saying?
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Moving Forward with Code Iteration

There are times when working on my programming projects, and I get to a point where I'm ready to move on to the next part of my program. However, when I sit down to implement this new feature I get ...
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When is the time right to bring a project to the alpha/beta/public phase?

When should a project be released to alpha, beta and to the public? Is it a good idea to extend the alpha and beta phases when it is needed? When in a later phase (eg. beta), is it wise to go back ...
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