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This page will be used to collect a comments about PDE and our development process that were noticed during 3.5.  What did we do well?  What could be better?  What should we do next release?
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Each year the PDE team participates in a retrospective where we look at what areas we have improved in and what areas we need to improve in the next release.  We try to create action items out of these suggestions.
  
== Coding Best Practices ==
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[[PDE/Retrospective/3.8|3.8 Retrospective]]
  
* If you write new core/model/non-UI code, '''write tests''' for it
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[[PDE/Retrospective/3.7|3.7 Retrospective]]
  
* '''Don't''' release a major change just before a milestone release or even right before an I build
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[[PDE/Retrospective/3.6|3.6 Retrospective]]
  
* If you create any kind of UI make sure it has a help topic. Also '''ensure''' that you create the help topic(s) at the time the UI is created. '''DO NOT''' leave it until the doc pass at the end of the release.
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[[Eclipse/Helios/Retrospective|Eclipse Retrospective]] - The retrospective for the Helios release of the top level Eclipse project
 
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== Bugzilla ==
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* If you add someone as a reviewer, add them as a cc
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* Only mark a bug with a specific target milestone if you seriously plan on fixing it during that milestone
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* If you are unsure about a change or the code you are committing is a major change, add a reviewer and get them to verify it
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== General Comments ==
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* In 3.5 the target platform changes ended up dropping too late M6/M7 to get proper feedback.  We recognized this as a risk beforehand and still went forward and we did get burned for this to some extent.  There were too many RC fixes required to get it working.
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* Regularly run a profiler (or the like) over any new larger changes to catch performance regressions earlier
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Latest revision as of 15:02, 18 June 2012

Each year the PDE team participates in a retrospective where we look at what areas we have improved in and what areas we need to improve in the next release. We try to create action items out of these suggestions.

3.8 Retrospective

3.7 Retrospective

3.6 Retrospective

Eclipse Retrospective - The retrospective for the Helios release of the top level Eclipse project