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charlie

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Re: Work related communication tools
« Reply #15 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.)

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Re: Work related communication tools
« Reply #16 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

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Re: Work related communication tools
« Reply #17 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.

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Re: Work related communication tools
« Reply #18 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).
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charlie

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Re: Work related communication tools
« Reply #19 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.

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Re: Work related communication tools
« Reply #20 on: February 03, 2016, 09:33:47 AM »
Trello is the new hotness for project management in case anyone was curious.
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Re: Work related communication tools
« Reply #21 on: February 03, 2016, 10:40:39 AM »
We use LiquidPlanner.  I love it, I just wish it integrated with CodeBeamer.