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CYRILISER
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I put together a team of devs for a project. one of the members is in another location.

can you suggest tips and tools we can use to work together effectively

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Jorge

My team just started using VSCode live share extension and it's very helpful

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CYRILISER Author

alright thanks will check it out

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Thomas H Jones II

Slack for ad hoc communications. Tools like Hangouts for meetings.

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CYRILISER Author

once tried slack for a school group project but it wasn't effective since it introduced an additional app to check messages from and they are used to WhatsApp on a daily basis. currently, the communication is through a WhatsApp group

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Thomas H Jones II

Yeah... As a consultant that works for several customers, I run into "tool sprawl" issue. It's even worse given that a couple of my customers have their "inside the corporate firewall" and "outside the corporate firewall" tools (including chat tools). Also, because (particularly the "inside the firewall") chat tools each suck in their own way, you have different groups using different tools and whining "why aren't you in our shared chat room???" Apparently "keeping three, memory-leaking chat tools open open at all times quickly renders my desktop a quivering mass of memory-thrashing" isn't an acceptable answer. So, some of my on-site days, I'll have Jabber, RocketChat, Matterhorn and (soon) Lync all open just for local chat (while having Slack open in a browser so I'm not cut off from my actual employer's chat).

Good times.

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Damir Franusic

Why don'y you try Slack, it's quite useful for keeping track of your communication. Also, there's a myriad of various plugins and bots available for it.

Here's the link: Slack

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once tried slack for a school group project but it wasn't effective since it introduced an additional app to check messages from and they are used to WhatsApp on a daily basis. currently, the communication is through a WhatsApp group