code quality

There is so much to write and talk about when it comes to code quality. If there was one topic I could go on and on about it has to be this. Maybe that should be what I should write about whenever I am stuck for writing here.

I read this article yesterday. Facebook’s code quality problem.

The Facebook iOS app has over 18,000 Objective-C classes, and in a single week 429 people contributing to it. That’s 429 people working, in some way, on the Facebook iOS app. Rather than take the obvious lesson that there are too many people working on this application, the presentation goes on to blame everything from git to Xcode for those 18,000 classes.

Reading through the article reminded me of how important it is to have a good architecture in place for your software. As your application grows, the time spent on architecture discussion will pay off ten folds.

Sunil Shenoy @sunil
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