In our bug and defect obsessed software development culture, we don’t spend much time discussing code quality. When we started feyn.com, we wanted to have code quality and the cultural mentalities that support it be one of the themes of the site. The following are our best articles relating to code quality.
As important as code quality is, it must be balanced with supporting the business. This balance begins by addressing the contentious relationship between product and engineering. more
Ask the average architect as to the best road to code quality, and they will tout the benefits of doing Big Design Up Front (BDUF), but guessing as to the best design is a fools errand. more
As much as we lament the code quality of legacy applications, we continue to produce new legacy code every day as we neglect to add unit tests, thus perpetuating a viscous cycle. more
When and application’s code quality is high, you will not find yourself fighting against it as you try to enhance, maintain, and extend it. We call this type of code base “cooperative”. more
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