Take a moment or set aside some time to check out a cross platform, real-time collaboration software program called Gobby. Here’s the standard blurb from the projects homepage:
Gobby is a free collaborative editor supporting multiple documents in one session and a multi-user chat. It runs on Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and other Unix-like platforms.
Gobby has many excellent features and is a very promising application in terms of synchronous collaboration software. I have yet to get my hands dirty with it, but my initial thought is that this is the “missing-link” that I’ve been searching for so that I may assist or collaborate code with others. I’ve given ethercodes.com and Google docs a whirl, but they just seem clunky when it comes time to actually testing the program you’ve collaborated on (lots of copy/paste between web browser and terminal).
Looks like Linux.com has a nice article on setup and usage, so be sure to check it out for more information. I will probably try to create my own once I get the hang of it.