Bill Shupp Software engineer, photographer, musician, space geek

20Sep/100

Better code quality through easy access to tools

(Reposted from the Empower Campaigns blog)

When developing an application, one of the keys to maintaining high productivity and quality is to make sure that you not only have the right tool set, but that you have easy access to it.   With web applications, the usual needs are things like running Selenium tests, running unit tests and checking code coverage, profiling, and having links to documentation.  Though I've talked previously about the cost of maintaining 100% code coverage, I'm convinced that it's worth it if you not only get proficient at the tools, but make them very easy to use.  So when I started as the first developer here at Empower Campaigns a couple of months ago, I wanted to make sure these needs were addressed early on, before we had a large development team.

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