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The Ultimate Code Smell

Bob Martin has been thinking about adding a new element to the agile manifesto around producing quality rather than quantity. He’s described this as ‘Craftmanship over Execution’. To back this up you can follow the instructions here and measure the amount of WTF’s per minute. A great idea for a metric, but hard to automate. Maybe an idea for a new startup; provide metrics for code in the same way third party companies perform penatration testing.

1 September 2008 Posted by | Code Quality, Metrics | , , | Leave a comment

Classic Mistakes

Interesting findings on classic mistakes in software can be found here.

As always use the DRY principle to avoid them!

28 May 2008 Posted by | Smells | , | Leave a comment