Appropriate Checkin Comments

I read this post today with a list of funny checkin comments today. Some of them are funny simply because of the lacking description. Here are some comments I’ve seen in my personal experience: many small changes Microsoft IE sucks! cleanup oops fix the bug Worse, I’ve seen entirely empty changeset comments. The above lists,… Continue reading Appropriate Checkin Comments

What Every *GOOD* Developer Should Know: Quality Assurance

I’m currently reading “The Clean Coder,” and Robert Martin puts emphasis on the importance of software engineers incorporating QA practices into their regular work much better than I can. Here are a few quotes of his on the subject: “Software is too complex to create without bugs. Unfortunately that doesn’t let you off the hook.… Continue reading What Every *GOOD* Developer Should Know: Quality Assurance

What Every *Good* Developer Should Know

I came across this guy’s blog post titled “10 Things Every Good Web Developer Should Know.” The post is geared toward web developers, but it did get me thinking a bit about the more general questions. I’ve noticed shortcomings among developers (myself included) for a many years. What are some of the things that all… Continue reading What Every *Good* Developer Should Know

The Clean Coder

I’m reading a book right now titled The Clean Coder. Here’s a quote from chapter 1: Your career is your responsibility. It is not your employer’s responsibility to make sure you are marketable. It is not your employer’s responsibility to train you, or to send you to conferences, or to buy you books. These things… Continue reading The Clean Coder