The category for posts which talk about techniques helpful in achieving and maintaining a high quality code base.

A Doomed Code Review

There are a couple of things you should do to make code reviews successful. Chief among them, keep them brief, short, and focused. This is the story of how I fucked up on all these accounts and we still made it work.

A Taxonomy Of Comments

To discuss the up- and downsides of comments we need to know what exactly we are talking about. Categorizing and characterizing different kinds of comments is an important preparatory step.