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SonarLint for Eclipse – Do Proactive Code Quality Check

This blog talks about SonarLint tool for Eclipse IDE which could be used by developers to get on-the-fly feedback for code quality issues when they are writing the code. This feature was always one of the most awaited feature of Sonar and thankfully, it’s out there for Java, Javascript, PHP developers to try it out for themselves. Following is how one could get started: One needs to download and install SonarLint for eclipse within Eclipse IDE. All one needs to do is go to this page (http://www.sonarlint.org/eclipse/ ), click on “Marketplace” button which takes you to install page. Drag and drop “install” button in your eclipse workspace and it would …

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Learning Coding Tips from Martin Fowler is OK!

This article is first in the series of “Developers Hall of Fame” pages that we have recently started, and talks about some of the works of Martin Fowler, the Software Engineer, from whom I personally learnt a great deal and also recommend others, primarily rookies, from time-to-time. In his about me page, he introduces himself to be “an author, speaker… essentially a loud-mouthed pundit on the topic of software development“. Note that this page shall be updated at regular intervals with Martin’s work that would benefit developers at large in software design and development. Before I go ahead and include some of his pages which could be of great benefits …

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What’s Needed to Get Your Code Quality Match ISO Standard 25010

The article relates software quality characteristics defined by ISO 25010 standard (SQUARE) with code quality and, recommends on what could be done by the developers to write the code matching the ISO quality standards. SQUARE stands for Software QUAlity Requirements and Evaluation (SQUARE). Please feel free to comment and add further points in any of the sections pertaining to quality characteristics listed later below. As per ISO 25010 (SQUARE) standards, Software quality can be defined, managed and measured in terms of following two broad categories: Quality in Use: Relates to the outcome of human interaction with the software Product Quality: Relates to the static & dynamic properties of the software …

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How Cyclomatic Complexity could be used to Measure Code Quality?

The article talks about how McCabe cyclomatic complexity could be used to measure several different aspects of code quality. The objective of this article is to help developer quickly assess the code quality by looking at the code. However, let’s try and quickly understand what is cyclomatic complexity and how could it be measured? Thanks for reading it further. And, apologies for spelling mistakes. What is Cyclomatic Complexity? As per Wikipedia definition, Cyclomatic Complexity (CC), developed by Thomas J. McCabe, Sr. in 1976, measures the number of linearly independent paths through a program’s source code. Another page on SonarQube discusses the fact that CC can be measured by adding one (1) to …

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Top 5 Code Smells Newbies Developers Could Easily Identify & Avoid

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Following is one very popular image which has been used to represent time and again for representing code smells. I am doing it again. Apologies if this one is repeat for some of you. But the image nicely represents how to find if your code really smells. The code smells listed in this article would certainly lead to increase in WTF count 😉 For newbie developers, it has always remained a challenge to write code of great quality from day one. One of the primary concerns they have been found to have is following: What kind of code could be termed as high quality code? There are several characteristics of good …

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Top 3 Most Visited Blogs for Great Software Code Quality

Following are top three most visited blogs this month in relation with software code quality: The rule I followed to become a great developer Refactoring 3000 lines of code Security code review tips for application developers Thanks to my readers for appreciating above blogs. I shall keep it flowing…

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The Rule I Followed to become a Great Developer

DISCLAIMER: The article is in no way an intention of bragging about my development capabilities. The intention is only to emphasize in so many ways on a rule which can surely, in my opinion, help developers improve quite a notch and become a better developer. I would like to reach as many developers as possible with an intention to create a belief in them regarding the principle I spoke. Thanks for reading the blog. Please feel free to share. For several years that I spent in IT industry while working on a different roles and responsibilities such as developer, technology lead and architect, I was looking for that ONE THUMB …

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