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Case Study : Complex UI Testing

In the previous post Case Study: 2 Simple Principles to achieve High Code Maintainability I explained that the principles layered code + high coverage ratio by test are 2 simple...
Patrick Smacchia April 29, 2020

The continuous adaptation of Visual Studio extensions

One could think that developing an extension for a two-decades+ product as mature as Visual Studio is headache-less. Not really. Visual Studio is a big big beast used by millions...
Patrick Smacchia July 4, 2019

You Should Favor Software Products That Include Support in the Price

Quite often we talk about architectural concerns on this blog, with topics like application layering or the merits of design patterns.  But today I’m going to switch gears a little...
Erik Dietrich September 11, 2018

What DevOps Means for Static Analysis

For most of my career, software development has, in a very specific way, resembled mailing a letter.  You write the thing, and then you go through the standard mail piece...
Erik Dietrich April 13, 2017

Adding Static Analysis to Your Team’s DNA

Stop me if this sounds familiar.  (Well, not literally.  I realize that asynchronous publication makes it hard for you to actually stop me as I type.  Indulge me the figure...
Erik Dietrich January 12, 2017

Detecting Performance Bottlenecks with NDepend

In the past, I’ve talked about the nature of static code analysis.  Specifically, static analysis involves analyzing programs’ source code without actually executing them.  Contrast this with runtime analysis, which...
Erik Dietrich December 15, 2016

How to Scale Your Static Analysis Tooling

If you wander the halls of a large company with a large software development organization, you will find plenty of examples of practice and process at scale.  When you see this...
Erik Dietrich December 1, 2016

How to Prioritize Bugs on Your To-Do List

People frequently ask me questions about code quality.  People also frequently ask me questions about efficiency and productivity.  But it seems we rarely wind up talking about the two together.  How...
Erik Dietrich November 3, 2016

The Relationship between Static Analysis and Continuous Testing

As an adult, I have learned that I have an introvert type personality.  I do alright socially, don’t mind public speaking, and do not (I don’t think) present as an...
Erik Dietrich October 13, 2016

Easy to Miss Code Smells

The concept of a code smell is, perhaps, one of the most evocative in our profession.  The name itself has a levity factor to it, conjuring a mental image of...
Erik Dietrich July 7, 2016

5 Habits that Help Code Quality

When I’m called in to do a strategic assessment of a codebase, it’s never the result of everything being awesome.  That is, no one calls me up and says, “we’re...
Erik Dietrich June 9, 2016

The Better Code Book – Our MVPs of 2015

We firmly believe spaghetti belongs on the dinner table and not in code. Our mission when starting NDepend was to create a tool to make best coding practices easier to...
Patrick Smacchia February 24, 2016

A Software Architect’s Best Friend

To this day, I have a persistent nightmare about my time in college.  It’s always pretty similar.  I wake up and I have a final exam later in the day,...
Erik Dietrich July 29, 2015

Toward Bug Free Software: Lines of Defense

Hurrah!! Last week we released NDepend v6 RTM. Once again we relied on a 2 months private beta-testing period and a one month Release Candidate period to do our best to release a polished...
Patrick Smacchia July 21, 2015