SE-Radio Episode 357: Adam Barr on Code Quality

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Adam Barr, author of Why Smart Engineers Write Bad Code talks about code quality.  Felienne spoke with Barr about how developers learn to program on their own while they are in high-school; how that influences their thinking about code quality; what code quality is, how is can (or cannot) be measured and whether some programming languages are more prone to bad code. Programming education in universities is also addressed; what should students learn to prepare for the workforce? Optimization in relation to code quality, and how current developments like the cloud and GitHub influence code quality. The discussion continues with a discussion on standardization. Why does our profession lack a professional certificate like doctors and engineers have, and what would it entail to create one.

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