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You're being handed someone else's code to manage. What do you most hope for?

Survey period: 25 Apr 2022 to 2 May 2022

You probably want to choose them all, but you can only pick one. Assume the code is in a language and subject area you understand.
OptionVotes% 
Comments and inline documentation to explain what's happening9215.46
Clear, clean, well-written code that's self explanatory28648.07
No critical security issues that will be a nightmare to fix223.70
Unit tests that cover everything important274.54
That it's written using a framework you understand335.55
Documentation: specs, requirements, goals, records of what decisions were made and why9015.13
The phone number of the person who originally wrote the code457.56



 
GeneralWhat about the code you leave behind? Pin
trønderen29-Apr-22 15:44
Membertrønderen29-Apr-22 15:44 
GeneralYou can hope for anything you want Pin
agolddog29-Apr-22 3:55
Memberagolddog29-Apr-22 3:55 
GeneralRe: You can hope for anything you want Pin
trønderen29-Apr-22 15:47
Membertrønderen29-Apr-22 15:47 
GeneralAt a minimum... Pin
Andreas Mertens29-Apr-22 3:20
professionalAndreas Mertens29-Apr-22 3:20 
GeneralThe freedom to rewrite it all Pin
decaffeinatedMonkey29-Apr-22 2:05
MemberdecaffeinatedMonkey29-Apr-22 2:05 
GeneralRe: The freedom to rewrite it all Pin
honey the codewitch30-Apr-22 2:06
mvahoney the codewitch30-Apr-22 2:06 
General6 years of using Entity Framework Pin
maze328-Apr-22 22:27
professionalmaze328-Apr-22 22:27 
GeneralRe: 6 years of using Entity Framework Pin
Slacker00729-Apr-22 10:04
professionalSlacker00729-Apr-22 10:04 
GeneralI don't want the phone number, I want the address Pin
Jörgen Andersson28-Apr-22 20:28
professionalJörgen Andersson28-Apr-22 20:28 
GeneralRe: I don't want the phone number, I want the address Pin
CodeZombie6229-Apr-22 1:55
MemberCodeZombie6229-Apr-22 1:55 
GeneralHope that the worst does not happen Pin
Bernhard Hiller28-Apr-22 20:18
MemberBernhard Hiller28-Apr-22 20:18 
General"Clear, clean, well-written code that's self explanatory " Pin
charlieg28-Apr-22 10:31
Membercharlieg28-Apr-22 10:31 
GeneralRe: "Clear, clean, well-written code that's self explanatory " Pin
Slacker00728-Apr-22 10:40
professionalSlacker00728-Apr-22 10:40 
GeneralRe: "Clear, clean, well-written code that's self explanatory " Pin
charlieg28-Apr-22 10:55
Membercharlieg28-Apr-22 10:55 
GeneralRe: "Clear, clean, well-written code that's self explanatory " Pin
Daniel Pfeffer28-Apr-22 23:43
professionalDaniel Pfeffer28-Apr-22 23:43 
GeneralRe: "Clear, clean, well-written code that's self explanatory " Pin
jochance29-Apr-22 4:50
Memberjochance29-Apr-22 4:50 
GeneralPick 2 Pin
Mike Hankey28-Apr-22 10:23
professionalMike Hankey28-Apr-22 10:23 
Generalup for the challenge buttttttttt Pin
rnbergren28-Apr-22 10:03
Memberrnbergren28-Apr-22 10:03 
GeneralI don't care, I take it as a challenge ... Pin
0x01AA28-Apr-22 8:50
professional0x01AA28-Apr-22 8:50 
GeneralI don't hope for anything because my expectations are so low. Pin
Marc Clifton28-Apr-22 7:34
mvaMarc Clifton28-Apr-22 7:34 
GeneralPreferably not spaghetti code Pin
Amarnath S28-Apr-22 6:45
professionalAmarnath S28-Apr-22 6:45 
GeneralRe: Preferably not spaghetti code Pin
Slacker00728-Apr-22 10:29
professionalSlacker00728-Apr-22 10:29 
GeneralThis should be multiple choice Pin
The Other John Ingram28-Apr-22 6:19
MemberThe Other John Ingram28-Apr-22 6:19 
GeneralNone of the above Pin
PIEBALDconsult28-Apr-22 2:24
professionalPIEBALDconsult28-Apr-22 2:24 
GeneralRe: None of the above Pin
Cpichols29-Apr-22 1:23
MemberCpichols29-Apr-22 1:23 

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