// No Comment!

“Comments are – at best – a necessary evil” (Uncle Bob, “Clean Code”) – Over the years I gathered quite a collection of examples for bad code comments. The most precious gems among them I would like to share with you. You will listen in on developer monologues and dialogues, try to analyze cryptic bylines, experience different levels of UnCamelCasing(tm) skill and fight your way through a redundant, useless and misleading inline thicket. You will also hear about well-meant tools and plugins that should not even exist if the motto “No Comment!” would be valued as it should be.

You can find the original presentation slides here: http://no-comment.kimminich.de

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2 thoughts on “// No Comment!

  1. What do you think about @author with respect to team dynamics and common code ownership?

    • In a small stable team it’s basically not hurting but doesn’t bring any benefit either. But in a big volatile team it gets outdated very fast. Workaround would be adding every dev to the @author tag or just not wasting time on it. I personally prefer the latter… 😀

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