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Title: Work related communication tools
Post by: ober on January 27, 2016, 09:43:18 AM
we have a whole hipchat chat-room dedicated to this show at work.  I haven't seen it.
Slack > Hipchat
Title: Re: Re: Work related communication tools
Post by: ahanson on January 27, 2016, 05:59:03 PM
Ryver > Slack
Geeez. http://www.ryver.com/ryver-vs-slack/

Seriously, I'm not sure Ryver is better. We've been using it lately with a client and Slack has a much better UI. Ryver has some good additional features but I can't say I actually like it better. Even Hipchat has a better UI feel.
Title: Re: Re: Work related communication tools
Post by: micah on January 27, 2016, 06:58:18 PM
Ryver > Slack
Geeez. http://www.ryver.com/ryver-vs-slack/

Seriously, I'm not sure Ryver is better. We've been using it lately with a client and Slack has a much better UI. Ryver has some good additional features but I can't say I actually like it better. Even Hipchat has a better UI feel.
Yea, slacks gotten some major press/steam in the last year or 2 (and I'm not actually familiar with Ryver) but my teams been on hipchat for a while and now its use is being mandated company wide with the new work-from-home policy.  Plus we're kinda already in the Atlassian echo-sphere, using JIRA and Confluence (and soon probably switching to bitbucket from beanstalkapp)
Title: Re: Re: Work related communication tools
Post by: Mike on January 27, 2016, 08:19:32 PM
Micah, mind if I pick your brain regarding atlassian?  I've used Jira at other places but we are more interested in the entire ecosystem to try and get things talking to each other more automagically
Title: Re: Re: Work related communication tools
Post by: ober on January 28, 2016, 08:13:36 AM
Slack is used by roughly half of our company.  Unfortunately our main IT manager hates it because she claims she never gets the notifications (but I don't think she used the Windows app, which I love).  So she won't officially endorse Slack so we still have random people on random IM clients which is annoying.  So I run Pidgin and Slack.

At work we use Mercurial which is tied directly into our ALM (CodeBeamer).  I use Bitbucket for my personal projects though and I like it.  I use the SourceTree app to interface with it.  It's ok... better than Tortoise Workbench.  But we also use a mercurial plugin for Eclipse which has a really nice integration.
Title: Re: Re: Work related communication tools
Post by: Mike on January 28, 2016, 09:53:45 AM
We use Google hangouts for chat.  The only downside is that there isn't logging/history like there is on other platforms but it works well for our usage.
Title: Re: Work related communication tools
Post by: Jake on January 28, 2016, 10:10:24 AM
we are on the MS bandwagon and use skype.
Title: Re: Work related communication tools
Post by: charlie on January 28, 2016, 10:55:51 AM
Slack is used by roughly half of our company.  Unfortunately our main IT manager hates it because she claims she never gets the notifications (but I don't think she used the Windows app, which I love).  So she won't officially endorse Slack so we still have random people on random IM clients which is annoying.  So I run Pidgin and Slack.

At work we use Mercurial which is tied directly into our ALM (CodeBeamer).  I use Bitbucket for my personal projects though and I like it.  I use the SourceTree app to interface with it.  It's ok... better than Tortoise Workbench.  But we also use a mercurial plugin for Eclipse which has a really nice integration.

What. The. Fuck. Is this English?
Title: Re: Work related communication tools
Post by: ahanson on January 28, 2016, 12:58:03 PM
We use Google hangouts for chat.  The only downside is that there isn't logging/history like there is on other platforms but it works well for our usage.

You can enable that.
Title: Re: Work related communication tools
Post by: Mike on January 28, 2016, 01:32:27 PM
When did they add that?  And have they setup permanent hangouts?  Only way I know how to do that is to schedule them far in the future (or repeated events)
Title: Re: Work related communication tools
Post by: ober on January 28, 2016, 01:40:36 PM
Slack is used by roughly half of our company.  Unfortunately our main IT manager hates it because she claims she never gets the notifications (but I don't think she used the Windows app, which I love).  So she won't officially endorse Slack so we still have random people on random IM clients which is annoying.  So I run Pidgin and Slack.

At work we use Mercurial which is tied directly into our ALM (CodeBeamer).  I use Bitbucket for my personal projects though and I like it.  I use the SourceTree app to interface with it.  It's ok... better than Tortoise Workbench.  But we also use a mercurial plugin for Eclipse which has a really nice integration.

What. The. Fuck. Is this English?
Indeed it is.  Which part do you need translated?
Title: Re: Work related communication tools
Post by: ahanson on January 28, 2016, 01:56:31 PM
Mike you mean for like the group hangouts not the IM hangouts? I think you can still see them in your hangout history. Whenever I do a hangout I see the "you were in a video call" or with IM I can read back quite a way in the chat history.
Title: Re: Work related communication tools
Post by: ahanson on January 28, 2016, 01:58:50 PM
With my gmail I enabled something that made them searchable too but I don't know where that is in inbox now, I think I might have lost it, or I don't know how to do it.
Title: Re: Work related communication tools
Post by: Mike on January 28, 2016, 03:11:04 PM
Mike you mean for like the group hangouts not the IM hangouts? I think you can still see them in your hangout history. Whenever I do a hangout I see the "you were in a video call" or with IM I can read back quite a way in the chat history.
Yeah, group hangouts not chats.  What I'm saying that hangouts doesn't have is a room history where even if you weren't in the room at the time you can go back and see what was said.
Title: Re: Work related communication tools
Post by: charlie on January 28, 2016, 07:01:30 PM
Slack is used by roughly half of our company.  Unfortunately our main IT manager hates it because she claims she never gets the notifications (but I don't think she used the Windows app, which I love).  So she won't officially endorse Slack so we still have random people on random IM clients which is annoying.  So I run Pidgin and Slack.

At work we use Mercurial which is tied directly into our ALM (CodeBeamer).  I use Bitbucket for my personal projects though and I like it.  I use the SourceTree app to interface with it.  It's ok... better than Tortoise Workbench.  But we also use a mercurial plugin for Eclipse which has a really nice integration.

What. The. Fuck. Is this English?
Indeed it is.  Which part do you need translated?

Pidgin
Slack
Mercurial
ALM
CodeBeamer
Bitbucket
SourceTree
Tortoise Workbench



(But please don't actually translate these... I won't remember anything you say anyway.)
Title: Re: Work related communication tools
Post by: ober on January 28, 2016, 09:41:23 PM
Too late:

Pidgin - IM client (you can bring in AIM, Yahoo, GChat, etc. accounts into one central account manager)
Slack - Team communication tool, similar to other chat programs but gets everyone on the same platform
Mercurial - versioning (similar to git/cvs/svn/etc.)
ALM - Application Lifecycle Management (change requests, tasks, requirements, incident reports, etc.)
CodeBeamer - ALM tool (similar to Jira and the like)
Bitbucket - Like mercurial, git, etc.
SourceTree - software that lets you see all your commits/branches/etc.
Tortoise Workbench - similar to SourceTree, but for mercurial specifically
Title: Re: Work related communication tools
Post by: charlie on January 29, 2016, 02:16:30 PM
I'll give you this much... at least I recognized all the techy terms you used in your explanations.
Title: Re: Work related communication tools
Post by: jkim on February 01, 2016, 04:48:38 PM
Our teams utilize JIRA and Confluence for project tracking and support escalation. I'm a big fan of their relative recent introduction to the groups I work with. I'm not sure how much other Atlassian products are used by dev right now though. Support Ticketing is done through Solarwinds' Help Desk Software. It's incredibly frustrating.

I'll be moving groups to more validation work and they don't use any thing besides a shared excel file, and I might cry a little, but at least I won't have to deal with phone calls anymore.


For church we use Slack. It's been a great tool so far (as long as all the users have notifications turned on).
Title: Re: Work related communication tools
Post by: charlie on February 01, 2016, 05:46:41 PM
We use JIRA and Confluence that way, too. I don't really know any modern alternatives (just old stuff that I doubt is still around). But yeah, they're great if you want to pay for them. I especially appreciate that most of the things that really annoyed me about them before have been getting fixed as we upgrade.
Title: Re: Work related communication tools
Post by: ahanson on February 03, 2016, 09:33:47 AM
Trello is the new hotness for project management in case anyone was curious.
Title: Re: Work related communication tools
Post by: ober on February 03, 2016, 10:40:39 AM
We use LiquidPlanner.  I love it, I just wish it integrated with CodeBeamer.