Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 15th Feb 2013 10:40 UTC
General Development "Since I left my job at Amazon I have spent a lot of time reading great source code. Having exhausted the insanely good idSoftware pool, the next thing to read was one of the greatest game of all time: Duke Nukem 3D and the engine powering it named 'Build'. It turned out to be a difficult experience: The engine delivered great value and ranked high in terms of speed, stability and memory consumption but my enthousiasm met a source code controversial in terms of organization, best practices and comments/documentation. This reading session taught me a lot about code legacy and what helps a software live long." Hail to the king, baby.
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RE[4]: Code Review
by moondevil on Fri 15th Feb 2013 19:43 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Code Review"
moondevil
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Really? Well,I guess I've never read outsourced code that did what was required...

When companies I've worked for have out sourced work, we just expect to spend a certain amount of time cleaning it up/ rewriting sections.


You are right, one of my specialities in consulting is clean up off-shore code. Yes there are such type of projects.

But there is only so much you can do when you have teams of > 30 developers producing new code every day.

So we only focus on the critical components and test the remaining ones as a black box.

Welcome to the Fortune 500 consulting world...

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