Friday, November 25, 2005

Software Teams

Glenn Vanderburg: The Right Team for Rails

Glenn Vanderburg had some interesting thoughts about what would make an ideal time for a Ruby on Rails project. Now, I know basically nothing about Ruby On Rails (my preferred framework is SISCweb of course), but I was still struck by his comments. He summarizes a quality team as:

  • Writing clean, expressive code
  • Avoiding duplication
  • Keeping responsibility well defined (in layers, components, classes, and methods)
  • Testing thoroughly
  • Aggressively employing automation for repetitive tasks

All I would add to his comments are this: I don't care if you are writing COBOL, Ruby, or Scheme, the above set of goals are still what you should be shooting for.

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