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From Tom White <>
Subject Re: Checkstyle & Reviews
Date Tue, 19 Jun 2012 21:01:40 GMT
On Sat, Jun 16, 2012 at 3:27 AM, Gabriel Reid <> wrote:
> +1 for a style guide and/or formatting rules and coding rules.
> For code style, something that I've seen work well (at least if everyone is using Eclipse)
is to just have a shared code style definition that you can import into Eclipse, and then
set Eclipse to apply that style whenever you save a file. This works great if everyone uses
the same style definition, and breaks down rapidly if they don't.
> I don't have any experience using the maven-findbugs-plugin, but I do find the Checkstyle
useful, as long as the settings are sane (which is not always the case).

We've had a good experience with Checkstyle in Apache Whirr. The way
we have it set up is to fail the package build if there are Checkstyle
errors. The relevant POM for doing that is at


> On Saturday 16 June 2012 at 00:17, Josh Wills wrote:
>> I'm in favor of a style guide; consistent layout makes it easier for
>> my brain to devour code. That said, I'm not up-to-date on best
>> practices here in the real world; my only experience with automated
>> code review tools was at teh goog.
>> Re: code reviews, let's start that discussion up in another thread.
>> J
>> On Fri, Jun 15, 2012 at 3:13 PM, Robert Chu < (>
>> > Hey Everybody,
>> >
>> > I'd like to start a discussion about using automated code review tools
>> > to improve the crunch development process. I'd I'm personally a big
>> > fan of using tools that can help improve code quality. These tools
>> > often include things like the maven-checkstyle-plugin and the maven-
>> > findbugs-plugin. I am currently unaware of any comparable scala
>> > automated tools. If people have opinions on whether or not we should
>> > use tools like this or which tools we should be using specifically
>> > please let us know.
>> >
>> > Also, another related question: Should we have some sort of a code
>> > review process?
>> >
>> > Robert Chu
>> --
>> Director of Data Science
>> Cloudera
>> Twitter: @josh_wills

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