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The Joel Test

The Joel Test is a 12-question survey to evaluate how good a software development team is (my initial thought: itโ€™s closer to โ€œhow not-bad is a software development teamโ€), created by Joel Spolsky.

Original source: The Joel Test: 12 Steps to Better Code

  1. Do you use source control?
  2. Can you make a build in one step?
  3. Do you make daily builds?
  4. Do you have a bug database?
  5. Do you fix bugs before writing new code?
  6. Do you have an up-to-date schedule?
  7. Do you have a spec?
  8. Do programmers have quiet working conditions?
  9. Do you use the best tools money can buy?
  10. Do you have testers?
  11. Do new candidates write code during their interview?
  12. Do you do hallway usability testing?