lim[t=0->inf](The Joel Test(t)) = 12 ?

An old “acquaintance”: The Joel Test: 12 Steps to Better Code

Just stumbled on it again. I don’t agree with all of the points[1], but it can’t hurt to check them in everyday life from time to time.

[1] 9 wrongly neglects budget restrictions, 11 wrongly discriminates people with a deep understanding of CS/IT but little practice in language XY, 12 a) not everybody has a bunch of people at hand for usability testing b) people tend to treat things as “well usable” if it feels or looks familiar even if they’re actually accustomed to very bad habits in regard to usability.


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