Use the same tools in a team

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We all love our tools. And many of us think that we use the best tools and that our tools are more effective and better than the tools our co-workers are using. But, when you work in a team, the team is often way more effective if there is some consistency across the team:

  • Exactly the same tool chain
    • E.g., exactly the same version of the same IDE, etc.
  • Exactly the same code conventions and code style
  • Exactly the same process of contributing code
    • E.g., clean up the code using the team's coding conventions and styling before checking code in.

After a while, collaboration of team members will automatically improve.

By Kai Tödter

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