[wp-hackers] Distributed Pairprogramming for Wordpress development?
eike.starkmann at fu-berlin.de
Wed Oct 14 12:48:39 UTC 2009
Dear Wordpress Team,
My name is Eike Starkmann and I'm working working as part of the Saros
Team at the Freie University in Berlin.
Saros is an Eclipse plugin for collaborative text editing and
distributed pair programming, i.e. it allows two or more developers to
work together in real-time on the same files. It is similar to Gobby,
SubEthaEdit or Google Docs but focuses on programming in Eclipse.
It is my master thesis to figure out whether Saros is useful when
developing Free/Open Source Software. I already was in contact with to
other projects, for example Typo3 and got some good response.
In my opinion Wordpress can benefit from Saros because I think it brings
many advantages to Open Source Software development:
* Distributed Pair Programming is like a live peer review. This should
help with finding good design, get rid of bugs, increase readability, etc.
* Transferring knowledge should be easier to do when more than one
person look at and work with the same code. This should also help to
give new developers an introduction to the code.
* In contrast to screen sharing, Saros only shares your actions inside
of Eclipse with regards to the project you are both working on (think
privacy) and you are still independent to explore the project on your own.
Saros can be useful in the following contexts:
* Working on complicated problems in the code
* Performing code reviews
* Code presentation
* Code sprints
* Introducing new developers to the project
What do you think? Could you and Wordpress benefit from doing pair
programming using Saros? If you think so I would like to join our
project and help you with using Saros.
If you are interested in Saros but still curious about how it works
please visit our website or feel free to contact me.
I hope you will find Saros useful and give me feedback.
Kind regards, Eike Starkmann
Update Site: http://dpp.sf.net/update
Saros @ SF: http://sourceforge.net/projects/dpp/
Programming Languages Supported by Saros :
This message is part of my Master thesis research. Feel free to contact
my advisors in case of inappropriate behavior on my side:
christopher.oezbek at fu-berlin.de and stephan.salinger at fu-berlin.de
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