10 Resources for Code Review and Other Peer-based Software Quality Assurance Techniques

Code reviews and software inspections have existed for a long time in the software engineering world. They have been however only adopted by a minority of software development projects. Programmers have always been reluctant to submit their code to the criticism of their peer. The pair programming technique promoted by …

Quality Analysis Evening with the Java User Group Lausanne

The Java User Group Lausanne (JUGL) organized last week an evening where Java quality analysis tools were compared side-by-side, analyzing the same open source project. More than 100 participants came to watch the presentations done by * Coverity * Headway Software * Parasoft * Sonar * XDepend

Using Experts Tools to Stop Serial Developers

In the television world, experts track criminals using DNA found on the crime scene. Luckily we don’t have serial killers in the software development world, but we have what I will call “serial developers”. If I had to “profile” them, I would say that they are often young, having recently …