Coding Standards Survey (2016): Coding Standards Importance

I would hope that all developers feel coding standards are important, but so far only 80% feel this way. Until this reaches 100%, I will keep releasing new editions of my book and giving my Rock Your .NET Coding Standards conference session. It's also very important for teams to foster coding standards education to its … Continue reading Coding Standards Survey (2016): Coding Standards Importance

Coding Standards Survey (2016): Visual Studio Analyze Rule Set

For those teams using Visual Studio Analyze/ FXCop as you can see below the majority use their own rules set, since you can configure them in the project properties. Hopefully these teams are storing these rule sets in a common area to be used by all of the team members. I recommend to start off … Continue reading Coding Standards Survey (2016): Visual Studio Analyze Rule Set

Coding Standards Survey (2016): Productivity Tools

To boost developer productivity, it’s very important for any team to provide good quality applications to help make following coding standards easier. This will also lead to better code quality and happier users. The refactoring tool ReSharper from JetBrains is leading the pack. While ReSharper is the number one .NET code refactoring tool, it’s not … Continue reading Coding Standards Survey (2016): Productivity Tools

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)