[Pdx-pm] sneaking tests into work

Andy Lester andy at petdance.com
Wed Feb 21 11:51:37 PST 2007

On Feb 21, 2007, at 1:41 PM, benh wrote:

> Kevin, that sounds wonderful... proper code reviews, what a dream
> world you work in...

You can have that dream world, too!  You just make it happen.

Nobody says code reviews have to be sanctioned by the boss.  Nobody  
says they have to be Officially Organized.  You get together with one  
other programmer, say, Bob, and you two swap code.  You two have your  
own two-man programming process.  You do things the right way because  
that's how you work.

Then, people will notice.  People will notice how quickly you're  
getting code done.  You'll have minimal bugs.  You'll be able to  
refactor with impunity.  And all without official blessing from The  

Eventually the Boss will notice and start wanting to take ideas from  
you.  "Oh, yeah, we do code review, it works well for us.  We could  
implement that department-wide.  We'd be glad to help."

Nothing succeeds like success, and sometimes you have to JFDI.


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