Month / February 2019

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  • Refactoring without a care

    Before I get to today’s topic, I would like to say thank you, to you. My little poem yesterday seemed to resonate with you. At first, I planned to write about it…

  • A neverending story

    Back then;I did it;I liked it much;Found it a necessary touch; Never it challenged, I;then saw;A source without it;didn’t look too raw; Since thenit flows without it wellSome purists call it living…

  • Computer says “no”

    […] we do have formal rules that we should obey when writing code. A team has rules, and new team members need to learn them before trying to write any code. That’s…

  • Driving on the left side of the road

    We don’t have rules of the road for software development. You don’t have to stop at every red light or keep your speed below a specific limit. Well, yes. We do have…

  • Coding license

    Every country I know has an obligatory driving license before you are allowed to drive a car by yourself. No country I know has an obligatory coding license before you are allowed…

  • Software rewrites – Does it make sense?

    I came across a very interesting article written by Herb Caudill, on different perspectives on rewriting software. He highlights 6 different stories of how a rewrite went. You can read about Basecamp,…

  • Answering a comment about “Delete all your tests”

    Matthias Berth is a German expert on software delivery and software quality. He politely disagreed with me on the idea that you should delete all your tests. I decided to call this…

  • Motivation, or: How to get your coworkers to write better code

    How can I get my coworkers to write better code? We closed with this question, yesterday. If you want to be able to motivate your coworkers to write better code, you have…

  • Confidence, or: How to assess your coworkers

    Today I’d like to answer a question. As a (project or product) manager, how am I able to assess whether my coworkers write good code? It’s is a good question. It’s easy…

  • 2018 state of code review study

    81% of respondents who were satisfied with their code review process were also satisfied with the overall quality of their software. Respondents who were not satisfied with their code review process were…