[Nitro] Up Dev Proc

Bryan Soto bryan.a.soto at gmail.com
Fri Apr 7 02:00:01 EDT 2006

On 4/6/06, TRANS <transfire at gmail.com> wrote:
> So here's my "crazy" idea.
> What do you think of turning development inside out. By, "inside out",
> which is especially apt with regard to Nitro, I mean why not make a
> sort of nitro-based develpoment wiki. Have all of the source available
> on this website where people can literally edit the code on the spot
> --right through the web interface.
> Now what would happen is that every person who signs-up gets their own
> darcs branch on the server. They can make changes and so forth and
> then record them as usual but through the web interface.  (Of course
> you could still work on it the traditional way too and upload your
> changes if you want/need). You can also run the tests remotely. And
> even have them run automatically overnight. We could automate a lot of
> things. Then integrate changes to a master repo more easily.
> The idea is to really open up access to development. This could really
> improve involvement. And actually would be a nice demonstration of the
> power of Nitro. (Hell, it could even lead to some sort of real
> business model.) It could also help team development. Maybe using
> Ajax, pair coding would even be possible. And given that a
> Wordprocesser has actually been with Web 2.0, why not a code editor?
> And so on....I'm sure your imagination can fill in the plenty more.
> What do others think?

Wow. I'm happy getting test cases to pass and Trans is shifting paradigms... ;)

Seriously, it sounds like a really interesting idea and if you're
looking for volunteers, sign me up. :)

"Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they
will surprise you with their ingenuity." —General George S. Patton

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