[wp-hackers] WordPress plugin inspections

Eric Hendrix hendronix at gmail.com
Wed Feb 19 22:21:55 UTC 2014

Let's hear! What ARE the quals of these "testers?" That's a reasonable request. 

Also, style is only dictated by the individual or org that's producing the plugin, and not to be defined generally by other than IEEE or ISO for example. 

The critique might be interesting for other coders to read, but must be published//presented in an anonymous fashion and with the owners permission noting that it is a fair critique. 
Eric A. Hendrix
hendronix at gmail.com

On Wed, Feb 19, 2014 at 5:15 PM, Peter van der Does
<peter at avirtualhome.com> wrote:

> On Wed, 19 Feb 2014 20:52:00 +0000
> Harry Metcalfe <harry at dxw.com> wrote:
>> To solve these problems, we decided have a list of things that we
>> think are important
>> (https://security.dxw.com/about/plugin-inspections/) and to record
>> the results of inspections somewhere so we didn't duplicate work. We
>> did this in private for a while but then thought that this was
>> probably information that others might find useful. So, we decided to
>> publish the results.
> I love these rules for failing a plugin:
> Poor coding style
> Exhibits the characteristics of poor coding style, including (but not limited to):
>     Lack of indenting
>     Inconsistent indenting
>     Lack of clear commenting where it would be appropriate; ie, to
>     explain complex functionality or dense code
> The lack of good style must materially reduce the tester's ability to
> understand what the code is doing, thereby indicating that the lack of
> good style has reduced code readability and maintainability.
> Does the end user really care how the code is written?
> The grade depends on the expertise of the testers. What makes them
> qualified to give this grade? Do they have a PHP certification, what's
> their background?
> -- 
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