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Manuel Aldana

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>December 12th, 2010 · No Comments

IntelliJ IDEA rocks (revisited)!

Many people ask me why I prefer IntelliJ over any other IDE. I switched to IntelliJ about 3 years ago so I cannot compare current IntelliJ 10 vs. other current IDEs Eclipse 3.6 or Netbeans 6.9. Still pair programming with colleagues who use different IDE and sometimes having to skip back to Eclipse I feel [...]

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>November 14th, 2010 · No Comments

Top 4 Software-Metrics Antipatterns

Metrics are a way to quantify a specific view of a system. They occur in several areas like in source-code (e.g. LOC), process (e.g. number of production issues) or business (e.g. website page-views). Followings lists my “most-favorite” Metrics Antipatterns.
1. Wrong target audience
Metrics don’t act as a feedback cycle for the people who produced the results, [...]

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>September 25th, 2010 · No Comments

Power of Checklists in Software Development

To a big degree Software Development involves creative and non-reoccuring actions. On the other side for the repetitive tasks you want to save time and increase quality with automation tools (scripts, build-tool, reporting). These should be a key part of your development/deployment/production cycle (building software, running tests, monitoring etc.). Still you also have to cover [...]

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