Conducting a Good Code Review

As developers, we perform a lot of code reviews (or at least we should be). They are a great way to not only ensure that the code we intend to deploy to production won't have a negative impact on the system, but also a time to learn and better ourselves.…

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Five Suggestions for Cleaner Code

Being involved in open source exposes you to a lot of different projects, individuals, coding styles... the works. It also means lots of code reviews. More reviews than I'd typically perform at work. In code reviews, I can be pretty opinionated. But I believe they stem from a strong desire…

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Coding Standards Should Not Matter

Yeah that's right. That behemoth of a document that you call your standards document just does not matter. Now that's a pretty bold statement, so let me explain.I believe that a standards document should be about how to style code. It should be about where to place curly braces,…

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A Comment on Comments

Full disclosure, I really don't like comments.Like any feature of a language, I believe they have their purpose. After all, they were put in the language in the first place. I've just seen a lot of incorrect uses of comments, and the more I run into them, the more…

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