I'm working on a medium sized (100k lines) code base, it's all relatively recent code (less than a year old) and has good unit test coverage. I keep coming across methods which are either no longer ...
Sometimes (rarely), it seems that creating a function that takes a decent amount of parameters is the best route. However, when I do, I feel like I'm often choosing the ordering of the parameters at ...
Lets say that we are testing FooClass with the following method: public void Foo(string stringParameter, int intParameter, Action<Bar> successCallback, Action<Exception> ...
Sometimes I spend ridiculous amounts of time (hours) agonizing over making code "look pretty". I mean making things look symmetrical. I will actually rapidly scroll through an entire class to see if ...
I inherited an existing code base for a product that is reprehensibly sloppy. The fundamental design is woefully inadequate which unfortunately I can do little about without a complete refactor (HIGH ...
I'm currently developing a web-app by myself and have made it a point to use descriptive variable and method names (sometimes at the expense of brevity) in order to minimize commenting. The plan was ...
When are Getters and Setters Justified is an excellent question which focuses on using getters and setters as part of the external interface. What I am struggling with is ... by having getters and ...
How to apply OOP, SOLID principles and Design Patterns in a library which does parallel processing without the caller's knowledge?
I want to explore the contentions between the two hot topics: Clean code vs. Good performance. (In progress ... please post comments to help me flush out the details of this question. Thanks.) ...
Should you use "internal abbreviations/slang" inside comments, that is, abbreviations and slang people outside the project could have trouble understanding, for instance, using something like //NYI ...
I always find myself wrestling with this... trying to find the right balance between try/catching and the code not becoming this obscene mess of tabs, brackets, and exceptions being thrown back up ...
Let's say I have a program called theprogram (the marketing team was on strike when the product was to be named). I start that program by typing, perhaps not surprisingly, the program name as a ...
This is a question I've been asking myself for a long time. Thought of throwing out it to you. From my experience of working on several Java based projects, I've seen tons of codes which we call ...
Earlier, I asked to find out which tools are commonly used to monitor methods and code bases, to find out whether the methods have been getting too long. Most of the responses there suggested that, ...
This article on technical debt has some good points, including: Working on the "technical matters" works best when it is driven by stories. The code base is probably in need of work everywhere, ...
A group of developers and I recently started a book club, and our first book of choice is Clean Code by Robert C. Martin. It is a great book on software craftsmanship and I would highly recommend it. ...