Ayende @ Rahien

Hi!
My name is Oren Eini
Founder of Hibernating Rhinos LTD and RavenDB.
You can reach me by phone or email:

ayende@ayende.com

+972 52-548-6969

, @ Q c

Posts: 6,124 | Comments: 45,475

filter by tags archive

Meaningless code quality, part 2

time to read 1 min | 86 words

Here is the next slide in my presentation.

image

Code quality is a hard metric, it can be backed up by numbers, if you need to. Fairly often, it is measured by gut feeling and "this is a mess".

One interesting problem with code quality is that you generally don't have a good way to measure the maintainability of a particular solution, regardless of its current code quality.


Comments

Konstantin Spirin

A good code quality metric exists - it's WTFs/minute.

Easily googlable.

For example,

http://imod.co.za/2008/02/07/wtf-measure-of-good-quality-code/

Peter Ritchie

Metrics about coupling and dependencies are a good indication of maintainability. But, they're not foolproof.

One thing I've learned over the years is to never underestimate people's ability to write lousy code to make metrics look good.

Gian Maria

Metrics should not be known by developers, if you do not known the metric you cannot write code only for the sake of having good metrics. But in the end metrics themselves are not so useful.

Code quality can means different things, I think that we should speak of Code quality in a team, meaning that the code have good quality if everyone in the team can look at it, and understand how it works and most important, he can modify it with good confidence.

Clearly that are some factor like number of bug found that can be also a good starting point to measure quality of a particular piece of code.

alk.

Comment preview

Comments have been closed on this topic.

FUTURE POSTS

  1. The design of RavenDB 4.0: Making Lucene reliable - 10 hours from now
  2. RavenDB 3.5 whirl wind tour: I’ll find who is taking my I/O bandwidth and they SHALL pay - about one day from now
  3. The design of RavenDB 4.0: Physically segregating collections - 2 days from now
  4. RavenDB 3.5 Whirlwind tour: I need to be free to explore my data - 3 days from now
  5. RavenDB 3.5 whirl wind tour: I'll have the 3+1 goodies to go, please - 6 days from now

And 13 more posts are pending...

There are posts all the way to May 30, 2016

RECENT SERIES

  1. RavenDB 3.5 whirl wind tour (14):
    02 May 2016 - You want all the data, you can’t handle all the data
  2. The design of RavenDB 4.0 (13):
    28 Apr 2016 - The implications of the blittable format
  3. Tasks for the new comer (2):
    15 Apr 2016 - Quartz.NET with RavenDB
  4. Code through the looking glass (5):
    18 Mar 2016 - And a linear search to rule them
  5. Find the bug (8):
    29 Feb 2016 - When you can't rely on your own identity
View all series

RECENT COMMENTS

Syndication

Main feed Feed Stats
Comments feed   Comments Feed Stats