Open-Source Code Quality – Foundatio

How important is code quality to your team? It should be at the top of the list, not only to make your customers happy but make your team happier when bugs arise and when features need to be added. Putting quality in your code in the future is a lot more expensive than doing it … Continue reading Open-Source Code Quality – Foundatio

Open-Source Code Quality – ChoETL

How important is code quality to your team? It should be at the top of the list, not only to make your customers happy but make your team happier when bugs arise and when features need to be added. Putting quality in your code in the future is a lot more expensive than doing it … Continue reading Open-Source Code Quality – ChoETL

Rock Your Code :Coding Standards for Microsoft .NET – 7th Edition

I'm excited to announce the 7th edition on my coding standards book for Microsoft .NET 5! This book is a compilation of common Microsoft .NET coding standards in use today. In the past, for languages like Visual Basic, Microsoft published coding standards in a single document that developers could follow or use as a basis … Continue reading Rock Your Code :Coding Standards for Microsoft .NET – 7th Edition

Analyzing Code for Issues in .NET 5

How do you find issues in your code? Many of these rules have been ingrained in my brain for the over 20 years I have been using .NET, but I still need to use tools to speed up this process or to find the ones I miss. Using a tool like Analyze in Visual Studio will … Continue reading Analyzing Code for Issues in .NET 5

dotNetDave Rocks Desert Code Camp 2016

The Desert Code Camp in Phoenix is back on October 8th, 2016! It's always a great Code Camp and I hope to see you there. I will be doing the sessions below. Röck Yoür Apps With >= 10 Things You Probably Aren’t Doing This session will go over 10+ things that I see developers not … Continue reading dotNetDave Rocks Desert Code Camp 2016

Improving Code Quality… One Developer At A Time Video Series

All of my conference sessions are designed to make the quality of software better. If you missed one of my sessions at a conference or you couldn't make it, you can still see my session(s) on video by going here. You can also get all of these sessions, slide decks and sample code by purchasing … Continue reading Improving Code Quality… One Developer At A Time Video Series

Coding Standards Survey (2016): Coding Standards Documentation

It’s very important to document your team coding standards and as you can see below, custom company standards are the most used. Of course I wish my book was number one, but I hope that company’s use it as the basis for their standards. No matter what the standards are, make sure they are easily … Continue reading Coding Standards Survey (2016): Coding Standards Documentation

Coding Standards Survey (2016): Administering Coding Standards

Once a team has coding standards in place, it’s very important that they are enforced. If a programmer has done standards in the past, it’s hard for them to change to a new one. Even more important is making sure they are followed by contractors since their time in the team is limited. The most … Continue reading Coding Standards Survey (2016): Administering Coding Standards

Coding Standards Survey (2016): Team Size

To continue with the coding standards survey I've been conducting, I asked how big team size are for developers. As you can see below, 62.3% of teams are between 2-5. In most teams I have been a part of, 5 has been the average. To see more results, go to the first post in this … Continue reading Coding Standards Survey (2016): Team Size

Coding Standards Survey (2016)

From 2014 to 2015 I conducted my first coding standards survey to find out what companies are doing to make sure they are following guidelines. I am publishing the results in a series of blog posts, with this being the first one. Also, 2015 was the 10th anniversary of my .NET Coding Standards book and … Continue reading Coding Standards Survey (2016)