[thelist] Quality Code: Definitions

Rory.Plaire at wahchang.com Rory.Plaire at wahchang.com
Tue Sep 4 12:45:35 CDT 2001

| I was thinking about just what quality code is. 


So have I.

However, it seems to me more satisfying to approach it from the perspective
of meeting requirements. The approach to quality starting in the beginning
of a project can bee seen to be part of six-sigma or the Total Quality
Management philosophies.

I may add, then, to the higher-level characteristics

[7] Fitness: Meets the needs of the user, as determined by a systematic
development of shared understanding on the users' needs.

also, perhaps, since all users are never alike:

[8] Supportive: Uses context, prompts and messages to direct use through the
functions delivered by the code to engender an intuitive use.

[9] Streamlining: Allows for easy to access shortcuts and task-aggregating
actions for more advanced users.

These all pertain more to the User Interface aspects of the code, but, when
meditated on with fairness, can only be found to connect intimately and
inseparably with the issues of quality.

Thanks for the bit of brain food, Frank!

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