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Working with Coders: A Guide to Software Development for the Perplexed Non-Techie by Patrick Gleeson

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© Patrick Gleeson 2017

Patrick Gleeson, Working with Coders, 10.1007/978-1-4842-2701-5_5

5. The Big Green Check Mark

Code Quality and How to Measure It

Patrick Gleeson

(1)London, UK

If you were to ask me to make you an avocado and sun-dried tomato sandwich, and I retreated into my kitchen, returning a few minutes later with something wrapped in tinfoil, you’d evaluate the contents of the tinfoil based on three different sorts of criteria : First, you’d be interested in whether what I provided was indeed a sandwich as requested. If it transpired that I’d actually handed you a bacon butty, or an omelette, or a paperback romance novel, you might be at best slightly disappointed. Second, you’d be interested in the quality of the sandwich. Is the avocado ...

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