Category Archives: Review

Technical Bankruptcy

*** Disclaimer: This is not about my current project, it is about every project everywhere *** Technical-debt is a natural byproduct of software development.  If you don’t recall seeing technical debt in every sw-dev project, it is because most developers prefer to … Continue reading

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Architectural review phrase book

When a project is in its early stages, (or sometimes, much later), it is time to have your system designs and software/system architecture reviewed. When this happens, it is not unusual to have a difference of opinion with your reviewer(s).  In … Continue reading

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Why your project needs to be reviewed

Imagine for a moment, that you have been handed a project that was done by somebody else? You look at it, and maybe the whole thing isn’t perfect *ehem*. I’m sure you’ve seen this before. Nearly every program that you … Continue reading

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Repaying Technical Debt

Something wonderful happened today. This week, my team got approval to resolve some technical debt. I mean, officially work on it. Totally on-the-up-and-up, and not just squeezed-in as a rider to another fix. Nearly every project that I have been-on … Continue reading

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Maximize ROI from Code Reviews

The first experience that I had with code reviews was a bad one. I was working on a project and one of the people who had been there a while, gave me an ominous warning about the horror of their … Continue reading

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Bill of Rights for Programmers (revised)

I recently read the “Bill of Rights for Programmers” on Coding Horror.  I thought it was pretty good, but he missed a few, so here is his list, with a few necessary additions:  (My addendums are in green) Every programmer … Continue reading

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MSDN Event – Q3 2008

Yesterday was the MSDN Event in Livonia. The topics were SQL Server 2008 (sweeeeet), VSTO 2008 (meh), and Silverlight 2.0 (kewl).   The event was held at Embassy Suites on 7 mile and I96.  I had never been in there … Continue reading

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