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Can we just say “Advice” instead of “Best Practices”?

Yeah, yeah, I know — what difference do the words make? A lot actually. “Best Practices” implies many things, including: There was some evaluation of multiple practices, and only these were deemed to be “best” by some unspecified but no … Continue reading

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Metrics: When the Numbers become the Goal

In general, I’m in favor of development teams gathering metrics. Metrics about your codebase or test execution times can tell you a lot, especially if you track them over time for trending. Metrics about your development process can help you … Continue reading

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Are “Best Practices” Best?

The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence that it is not utterly absurd; indeed in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widespread belief is more often likely to be foolish than sensible.     … Continue reading

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