Weekend Linkfest 102: macro mini celebrities, revisiting software development ideas, and an XP practice smorgasbord

Global macro links

What we actually know about software development, and why we believe it’s true: given primarily to students, but still interesting and entertaining nonetheless.

  • “Code review is the most effective (hour for hour) way to remove bugs, not more unit tests. “, i.e. a second opinion removes 60-90% of bugs in the first hour of the first attempt.
  • Conway’s Law: code structure reflects organizational structure
  • Organizational chart distance has more effect on post release fault rate, than physical proximity.
  • Lines of code are primary correlator with bugs found in production, everything else is not a meaningful improvement as of research in 2001
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