Month / October 2018

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  • Only two rules

    There are only two hard rules when doing code review with your coworkers: Keep it professional. Don’t. Get. Personal. Don’t take it personal. Remember that you are talking about letters and symbols…

  • Indentation as a Complexity Metric

    If you want to measure the complexity of your software, there is a lot of software, tools and software-as-a-service offerings available. These options can seem daunting and have a lot of onboarding…

  • Show your work

    I wanted to add something to the topic from two days ago: Quality in the eyes of your users. There is a thing I did not mention. A practice that could help…

  • Interfaces

    In computing, an interface is a shared boundary across which two or more separate components of a computer system exchange information. (Source: Wikipedia.org) You develop a web application that has a frontend…

  • Quality in the eyes of your users

    I bet that most people reading this won’t have UAT or QA. So what could you do to still achieve quality in the eyes of your users? Yours users will spend more…

  • Two views on quality

    During the last months I wrote a lot about quality and how to develop high-quality software. These letters dealt with topics like linting your code, testing and documenting it. I also wrote…

  • Evolve

    Since I strongly believe that you can only achieve high-quality work if you trust your teammates, I am trying something today. I trust you. I will show you a skeleton in my…

  • Frustration

    Over the weekend I had (kind of) a conversation with a good friend. The topic revolved around doing the work on software projects, and how that is sometimes harder to do in…

  • How to train for a marathon

    If you want to run a marathon, you have to train for it. Very few people can do that without deliberate training. You have to run for many kilometers consistently and do…

  • Measure it

    I believe in improving the quality of your software projects. If you want to improve something, you have to measure it first. That idea was introduced by Peter Drucker, the famous management…