ASP.NET 2.0 development process

ScottGu of MSDN has resurfaced in the blogging world, giving us two excellent articles on ASP.NET 2.0 development processes. First "Whidbey Update" covering some of the internal metrics and scheduling issues, and then "Testing ASP.NET 2.0 and Visual Web Developer" about the testing procedure and platform in general.
Some of the that stuff is truly well-polished and that testing farm of 1,200 computers is impressive. While none of that is a guarantee for quality, at least there is a tremendous amount of testing effort behind the scenes. And perhaps there's something to be learned from the processes as well (even though most of us don't work with software projects of that size).
I was particularly delighted by Scott's note on reviews: "All code checkins must always be peer-reviewed prior to checking in (this is even true when the most senior developer checks in)." The more experienced I get, the more I believe in peer reviews. For many sorts of issues, good review policy beats (not "replaces", though) many testing mechanisms hands down.

October 30, 2004 В· Jouni Heikniemi В· No Comments
Posted in: Misc. programming

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