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These are the issues I sent to my subscribers.

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  • Keep everything in your repository

    A few weeks ago I suggested that you should integrate the usage of Linters into your projects as a first step in monitoring and improving your code’s quality. If you went that…

  • Software Quality Days Recap

    I returned from the conference yesterday late at night. I left with mixed feelings and still am not 100% sure what I should think of the conference. There were some good talks…

  • What should I test (conclusion)

    Alright. While I did only receive two replies (😢), I had interesting conversations with people about my question. The gist is: I did not make it clear enough what I wanted you…

  • What should I test (continued)

    Yesterday I wrote about a bus. I am a bit disappointed that I haven’t received any answers. Perhaps you felt like it was too easy? Or perhaps you just did not have…

  • What should I test

    I recently did a survey among the developer-team of a client. I asked several points regarding their knowledge in software engineering generally, and experience regarding software quality specifically. This was done to…

  • How to start

    Quality is a big topic. We established that already in the last year. In talking with other people and getting responses from different teams, I noticed that it might be hard for…

  • A story about a feature gone bad

    Chad clicked the button and created his pull request. He had worked on his feature really long — it must have been three weeks. Finally, it was time to integrate his changes…

  • If it’s a process, model it as one

    Today I could review code from a client. I do this Wednesdays and Fridays. I am always looking forward to these days since it’s an interesting project and they are great people.…

  • Feedback

    What’s a good way to measure whether your software quality processes are working well? There is no one-sentence answer to this question. Here are my thoughts on this. A good way to…

  • Don’t do this

    Hi friend. Today I set out to extend an existing JavaScript class inside a client’s project. Upon scoping the extension and figuring out where it fits in, I noticed the missing tests.…