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Calling multiple async services in parallel

One issue I see using Task.WhenAll is that it does not return results But it does return the results. They'll all be in an array of a common type, so it's not always useful to use the results in ...
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Shared Development Tasks for Agile User Stories

I shouldn't write a "Generate UI and DB" Task for each User Story. That's too much redundancy. But I don't know how to write a "Generate UI and DB" task that must be completed before any of the User ...
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How can agile be applied to applications involving complex processing?

This turned out to be longer than I had planned (it had started as a comment), but I hope the added length/details are helpful and you find them justified. Agile is not specific to CRUD apps Most ...
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Best algorithm to sort tasks by priorities by a human

Bucket Sort But I'm getting ahead of myself. Consider the use cases of listing and sorting tasks like this. A dev completed a task and needs to know what to work on next A Project Manager needs to ...
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When is it safe to use Monitor (lock) with Task?

So I want to ask how I can be sure that Monitor is safe with a Task (or: how can I be sure that a Task is running on a Thread of its own). You don't. You shouldn't be using a Monitor in an ...
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Critical section with two different "rights of way"

You're looking for a shared-read/exclusive-write type lock. C# provides that with the ReaderWriterLockSlim Class. The individual swimmers correspond to threads that have read access, while the ...
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How can we effectively manage software projects without killing creativity?

You are mistaken what "manage" means. In context of software development, managing a project means that the project progresses with necessary features, on budget, on time and with acceptable quality. ...
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Solve Synchronization

As per the wikipedia page you linked to regarding message queues: Message queues provide an asynchronous communications protocol, meaning that the sender and receiver of the message do not need ...
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Whose job actually is to process data in the database to become something like a chart in frontend?

There is no clear cut answer here that applies to everyone. Your question is too vague. But as you are new to this, a thought experiment: You want to display the average user age. You have one million ...
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How can agile be applied to applications involving complex processing?

Agile principles can certainly be applied in these cases. How? Compilers can have new language features added later in separate user stories Image analysis systems can have new features added as ...
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Best algorithm to sort tasks by priorities by a human

For 300 tasks you'd need to ask thousands of questions. No one is going to do that, and even if they did the results wouldn't be very useful. For situations like this I'd suggest you stick with the ...
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What techniques can be used to clearly define the scope of a development task or work package?

How can we clearly define the scope of a task so that a developer to which it is assigned will neither implement too little nor too much? By providing a definition of done. For stories these are ...
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Are there any challenges with self-selecting/volunteering/signing up for agile tickets/tasks?

The retrospective system is relatively efficient at sorting any challenges out. People tend to specialize a little on topics you are better at or more interested in, and sometimes you still end up ...
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Are there any challenges with self-selecting/volunteering/signing up for agile tickets/tasks?

Since you are asking for experiences, mine is that it has never been an issue. I've worked on half a dozen different scrum teams over the past decade and in the each case there were simply never any ...
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Get service data of future iterations

Not sure I understand your design. You seem to be Waiting for each and every task right after you start it. I would think you'd have two loops (one to create and start the tasks, another to go back ...
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How can we effectively manage software projects without killing creativity?

I would advise you to think of your software development in the context of the business. The business' goal is to make a profit. To make a profit the business needs to produce as fast as it can while ...
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How can we effectively manage software projects without killing creativity?

Estimates are not deadlines. An estimate specifies how long such a task takes on average, but particulars of that task may cause it to be easier or harder that expected. If you treat estimates as ...
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Name of this pattern

This looks like a problem for a State design pattern. Take a look at Spring statemachine. They handle listening to state change and also allows you to persist the state.
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Shared Development Tasks for Agile User Stories

Given that you are entering each sprint with a prioritised list of stories, and each story is broken down into separate technical tasks, all the developers should be working on tasks for the highest ...
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Critical section with two different "rights of way"

So you can use SemaphoreSlim to make a lock with an arbitrary number of concurrent threads. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/api/system.threading.semaphoreslim?view=net-5.0 But your swimming ...
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Should we create review branch in github to story or subtask of jira?

It depends on how you use issues and subtasks in Jira along with the working agreements of the team. Considerations such as traceability, visibility, and system architecture will have an impact. When ...
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Should we create review branch in github to story or subtask of jira?

To what end or purpose? In other words is this necessary? Would not a simple commit message with the jira link be a better solution? Are you doing unnecessary work? Obligatory xkcd. What has been ...
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Best algorithm to sort tasks by priorities by a human

In practice you wouldn’t sort 300 tasks just by priority. Tasks are related or unrelated. It is usually more efficient to handle related than unrelated tasks. So you would want to perform related ...
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Best algorithm to sort tasks by priorities by a human

The algorithm should reduce the number of comparisons, but also the access time: when the user discovers a task, it takes time for him to read it and recover the memory he has about that task. So when ...
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Best algorithm to sort tasks by priorities by a human

1 What is the best algorithm that reduce the number of comparison needed to sort all tasks ? Strictly speaking, merge sort is hard to beat. 2 Do you have a better strategy to propose (or way of ...
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Thoughts of Google Cloud App Engine Reliability

If you need high availability where one minute of downtime is not acceptable a single cloud provider is not enough. You need multiple providers to have high availability at that level, even then it's ...
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Name of this pattern

Always looking for the right design pattern can sometimes be misleading. Sometimes you need to combine some aspect of several patterns. And sometimes it makes you just focus on the wrong problem. Is ...
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How can we effectively manage software projects without killing creativity?

From reading the OP, I see 2 questions here, Creativity: I don't see a separation between tasks & creativity. The dev team should be setting how to complete the task and fulfill the requirements....
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How can we effectively manage software projects without killing creativity?

From my personal view boring projects kill creativity, not software management in general. An interesting problem (project) typically requires you to perform at your best and utilize what you so far ...
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How can agile be applied to applications involving complex processing?

I find that people who adhere to strictly to user stories will either just engage in a very silly exercise of coming up with far fetched ways in which back end technical changes impact the user (...
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