Creating a Culture of Code Quality
Par David West
- Conférence (50 mn) :
Quality isn't something that just happens, even with the best engineers. It requires bottom-up and top-down support in the engineering organization, champions to drive it forward, and a clear vision to sustain it.
Quality can be thought of concentric circles of increasing scope.
Compilation: Use an opinionated compiler and make it run in a strict mode.
Linting: Build or use an AST linter to enforce coding styles and conventions.
Unit tests: Verify function and object contracts in a sandboxed environment.
Integration tests: Blackbox testing of application functionality ensures core product flows are working before deployment.
Build tools: Enable developers to leverage all of the above seamlessly with a high quality build system.
Documentation: Reduce the overhead of 1on1 training and make it easy for people to self-improve.
Culture: Quality is the responsibility of every engineer.