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Common Pitfalls Of Code Metrics

Code metrics and code metric tools can be both helpful and harmful. The difference between the two is learning to interpret the results and use the feedback to improve yourself and your code. I have a lot of experience with code metric tools. Over the last couple of years I’ve...

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Get Rid of That Code Smell – Primitive Obsession

This is a post from the Get Rid of That Code Smell series. Primitive Obsession is another popular code smell in Ruby land. It’s very easy, tempting and just feels convenient to use primitive objects to represent various concepts in our code. Here are some primitive classes in Ruby that...

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Get Rid of That Code Smell – Duplication

This is a post from the Get Rid of That Code Smell series. Removing duplication from the code is a seemingly easy task. In many cases it is pretty straight-forward – you look at similar bits of code and you move them to a common method or class that is...

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Get Rid of That Code Smell – Control Couple

This is a post from the Get Rid of That Code Smell series. If you are serious about Object Oriented Design and respecting Single Responsibility Principle then you definitely want to get rid of Control Couple code smells. In this post I will show you a simple example explaining how...

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Get Rid of That Code Smell – Attributes

In this post I will show you why using attribute accessors is a code smell in most of the cases. This is a very convenient feature of Ruby but you should only consider using it if you’re implementing a data-like objects which expose, well, data to other parts of your...

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