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Group Environment Needs

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- Integration must be so simple that any individual can do their own at any time. Two developers performing the same integration must obtain identical results.

- Browsing -- and re-using -- other team members' code must be as simple as browsing your own.

- Version history with immutability of past releases is required.

- What is "in the build" must be readily apparent at any given instant. A developer who has "lost synch" must be immediately aware of it.

- It must have stability -- protection of shared resources, such as base classes and mature frameworks, and enforcement of developer roles.

- Project documentation must be maintained with project code -- "comments are specifications", support for external documentation at the specification level.

- Branching and merging support on multiple levels -- method, class, sub-module, module, project.

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