Software Engineering Best Practices: Documentation, Test Data Creation, and Database Migrations

2022-10-02

In this post, Simon Willison discusses some recommended software engineering practices for development teams. He emphasizes the importance of internal documentation, and how storing documentation in the same repo as the code can improve trustworthiness and versioning. Willison also talks about the need for mechanisms to create test data and how it can help replicate problems locally without needing copies of production data. Additionally, he explains the challenges of database schema changes and recommends implementing rock solid migration processes. Overall, this post provides valuable insights for software engineers looking to improve their development processes and ensure the quality and robustness of their software.

Link [ https://simonwillison.net/2022/Oct/1/software-engineering-practices/ ]

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Software Engineering Best Practices: Documentation, Test Data Creation, and Database Migrations

2022-10-02

In this post, Simon Willison discusses some recommended software engineering practices for development teams. He emphasizes the importance of internal documentation, and how storing documentation in the same repo as the code can improve trustworthiness and versioning. Willison also talks about the need for mechanisms to create test data and how it can help replicate problems locally without needing copies of production data. Additionally, he explains the challenges of database schema changes and recommends implementing rock solid migration processes. Overall, this post provides valuable insights for software engineers looking to improve their development processes and ensure the quality and robustness of their software.

Link [ https://simonwillison.net/2022/Oct/1/software-engineering-practices/ ]

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