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The Worst Code

What's the worst code you've seen? Steve Jones hopes it isn't your own code.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/12/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Is Rolling Back The Same as Failing?

When you must rollback a deployment of changes, is that a failure of the process? The development effort? Or something else?  Read more...
By Andy Warren 2017/12/14 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Good Practices for Software Development

We always want to follow the best, or at least good, practices for software development. However do you know what those are? Steve Jones notes there's at least one that isn't often followed.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/11/02 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Don't Use Code Coverage

Code Coverage is a metric that Steve Jones sees often misused.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/10/09 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Software Has Bugs

All software has bugs, according to Steve Jones.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/06/13 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Less QA?

It seems that QA is being cut more and more as software development advances. Is that a good thing? Steve Jones has some thoughts.   Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/05/12 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The right way to approach a legacy code base

Andrea Angella shares what he learned from attending Michael Feather's workshop on working effectively with legacy code.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/04/20 | Source: Redgate | Category: software development
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A View of the Cloud

Today Steve Jones looks at how we can better build software by considering the cloud.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/02/06 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Better Coding, More Savings

The way we write code impacts our users, but it can also impact our wallet, especially in cloud computing. Steve Jones wonders how many people bother to profile and test their code.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/12/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Go Code

Steve Jones wants more people to learn to code.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/11/10 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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A Software Warranty

Steve Jones says that developers should take responsibility for the code they deploy, perhaps with a warranty of sorts inside their company.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/10/06 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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DevOps at Microsoft

Microsoft has dramatically changed the way they develop software, in a very public way, as Steve Jones notes.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/09/27 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Capture the Flag

A competition among software bots may foretell a vision of the future for software developers.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/09/22 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Better Coding

The Australian Census was a mess, and supposedly some university students build a better version. Steve Jones comments on better coding practices.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/08/25 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Is Rollback Feasible for Database Changes?

Many of us would like to be sure we could rollback changes made during a deployment if they caused issues. Steve Jones notes that it might not be worth actually building those scripts in advance.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/08/22 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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What's Your Smoke Test?

A smoke test can be a good way to ensure complex systems are working as expected after maintenance or changes.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/08/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Abstraction

Developing software requires abstractions. Should we do more in database development?  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/06/07 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Great Developers

A great developer is worth more than an average one, but how much more? Steve Jones has a few thoughts for you to think about.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/05/30 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Naming Is Hard

Naming objects and variables in software can create contention in a team. While there are good conventions and standards, ultimately a team just needs to agree on something.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/04/07 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Do Less

One way to make code run faster is to have less of it. Or ensure the code you have does less work.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/03/24 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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