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Are SMART goals useful for programmers?

Several organisations I know use SMART goals for their programmers. SMART is an acronym for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-Bound. They are fairly common in large corporations. ...
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What are useful metrics for source code? [closed]

What are useful metrics to capture for source code? How can metrics, like for example (Executable?) Lines of Code or Cyclomatic Complexity help with quality assurance or how are they beneficial in ...
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Metric by which to hold developers accountable [duplicate]

I asked a question on lines of code per hour and got torn a new one. So my matured follow-up question is this: If not lines of code, then what is a good metric by which to measure (by the ...
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How is software scalability measured?

I was asked to make some small technical presentation about specific application scalability. The application is developed using Java, Spring MVC, Hibernate. I have access to the application source ...
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Is software testing actually done on professional projects?

I've been involved with many projects in several companies because I've been a developer for a long time and I'm a contractor. I estimate that less than 20% of projects are methodically tested. With ...
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How can I track programming productivity on a daily basis?

How can I track that I'm developing software more or less productive than the previous days?