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8 Reasons Johnny Does Not Write Bug Free Code

There have been a number of things that have occurred over the last week that have prompted this particular post.  And for anyone I work with, this is not an indictment of our work place so much as it is an indictment of our industry.  PLEASE don’t take this personally.

Some of those reasons will show up in this article.  But the question we need to examine today is why is it so hard to write bug free code.  And I’m not even talking about perfection.  Why is it that we miss the simple stuff?  The stuff that once it is found, we think, “how could we have missed that?!”.  I’m perfectly aware that all code has bugs some just haven’t been found yet.  I’m also aware that no matter how hard I try, the stupid bugs always make their way past my desk.

8 Reasons Johnny Does Not Write Bug Free Code
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15 Ways To Write Beautiful Code [That Have Nothing To Do With Testing]

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I got a question this last week that I answered very briefly but I felt that to answer it completely would take a blog post.  So here’s the blog post.

Should the author of a piece of code be responsible for more than just unit testing, or does peer review have a play?

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