Java Code Quality Bugs Dev Managers Most
- By Matthew Schwartz, Enterprise Systems
- November 8, 2005
Things that worry Java development managers who oversee teams of five or more
developers are code quality and the inability to minimize bugs before code is
released. That’s the upshot of a survey released this week by Clear Horizons,
a technology research company. The study, commissioned by Enerjy Software, reveals
that bugs in released code are what most concern 65 percent of the 216 dev managers
Java dev managers point to three areas that require improvement: tracking
and training developer behaviors, developing metrics to measure code quality
and integrating these procedures into their developers' existing toolsets.
"Development managers are looking to fill a void by finding a quality
measurement system that will introduce solid quality metrics, help to track
and train new hires, and continue to work within their existing toolsets,"
says Andy Cross, president of Clear Horizons. "Our research discovered
that the ability to monitor the quality of a project early on gives development
managers a greater sense of control to adhere to deadlines while meeting both
internal standards and an external customer's requirements."
According to Clear Horizons, a majority of software errors are attributed to
new developers’ being unaware of company policies and metrics for measuring
code quality. More than half the respondents expressed the need to track and
identify these problems earlier in the development process. The report also
suggests that more than 69 percent of development managers are frustrated by
developers who do not adhere to Java best-quality practices, resulting in potentially
To download the report, go to Enerjy.