Developer Productivity Report 2013
Who cares about quality software and predictable deliveries? In truth, we all should. The things you do and the tools you use DO have an effect on your software quality and predictability to deliver.
In this report, we look at how the practices, tools, and decisions of development teams have an effect on the quality and predictability of software releases.
There is a lot published about best practices in software engineering, but a lot of it is based on anecdotal evidence and abstractions. Do we ever see much data related to the impact of so-called best practices on teams? With our survey, the goal was to collect data to prove or disprove the effectiveness of these best practices — including the methodologies, tools, company size, and industry within the context of these practices.