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What do you specifically optimise for when programming?   [Edit]

Survey period: 30 Mar 2009 to 6 Apr 2009

Harder, better, faster, stronger. What parts of your programs do you focus on when optimising?

OptionVotes% 
Speed of execution of core functionality67365.59
Responsiveness of UI60959.36
Memory consumption35834.89
Power consumption333.22
Network utilisation17517.06
Data access speed (including caching)47546.30
Data storage size15014.62
Ease of use54953.51
I don"t optimise my code646.24
Other595.75
Respondents were allowed to choose more than one answer; totals may not add up to 100%

View optional text answers (65 answers)


 
GeneralDefensive Coding Pin
Natza Mitzi5-Apr-09 12:12
Natza Mitzi5-Apr-09 12:12 
GeneralRe: Defensive Coding Pin
Ernest Laurentin5-Apr-09 12:24
Ernest Laurentin5-Apr-09 12:24 
GeneralRe: Defensive Coding Pin
Natza Mitzi5-Apr-09 20:08
Natza Mitzi5-Apr-09 20:08 
GeneralRe: Defensive Coding Pin
John M. Drescher6-Apr-09 4:19
John M. Drescher6-Apr-09 4:19 
AnswerMaintainability Pin
Edw3-Apr-09 12:39
Edw3-Apr-09 12:39 
GeneralRe: Maintainability Pin
JamesA_Dev6-Apr-09 23:45
JamesA_Dev6-Apr-09 23:45 
GeneralMy time Pin
Marc Clifton1-Apr-09 2:40
mvaMarc Clifton1-Apr-09 2:40 
GeneralUsers' time Pin
Nemanja Trifunovic1-Apr-09 5:17
Nemanja Trifunovic1-Apr-09 5:17 
GeneralRe: My time Pin
Ernest Laurentin1-Apr-09 13:35
Ernest Laurentin1-Apr-09 13:35 
GeneralIt really depends... Pin
Ray Cassick31-Mar-09 9:04
Ray Cassick31-Mar-09 9:04 
RantMaintainability/Readability is not optimization... Pin
Jon Rista31-Mar-09 8:39
Jon Rista31-Mar-09 8:39 
GeneralRe: Maintainability/Readability is not optimization... Pin
Thomas Weller31-Mar-09 9:14
Thomas Weller31-Mar-09 9:14 
GeneralRe: Maintainability/Readability is not optimization... Pin
Jon Rista31-Mar-09 9:18
Jon Rista31-Mar-09 9:18 
GeneralRe: Maintainability/Readability is not optimization... Pin
Thomas Weller31-Mar-09 9:25
Thomas Weller31-Mar-09 9:25 
GeneralRe: Maintainability/Readability is not optimization... Pin
Ben Morrison31-Mar-09 13:47
Ben Morrison31-Mar-09 13:47 
I think you are missing the point. If you look back at your reply you are proving his point about the misuse of the word, optimization.

Thomas Weller wrote:
You can measure the above points (using tools like MS StyleCop, Simian, NDepend and the like) and define thresholds for each of it. If you're above some defined threshold, you can optimize your codebase for exactly that.


Optimization refers to rewriting code to improve the application's performance. Refactoring refers to rewriting code to improve maintainability/readability.
GeneralRe: Maintainability/Readability is not optimization... Pin
Jon Rista31-Mar-09 16:16
Jon Rista31-Mar-09 16:16 
GeneralRe: Maintainability/Readability is not optimization... Pin
Thomas Weller31-Mar-09 22:00
Thomas Weller31-Mar-09 22:00 
GeneralRe: Maintainability/Readability is not optimization... Pin
PedroMC1-Apr-09 2:53
PedroMC1-Apr-09 2:53 
GeneralMaintainability, Readability, and Reusability Pin
Thomas Weller31-Mar-09 8:32
Thomas Weller31-Mar-09 8:32 
GeneralRe: Maintainability, Readability, and Reusability Pin
Viral Upadhyay1-Apr-09 19:50
Viral Upadhyay1-Apr-09 19:50 
GeneralOptimize for code simplicity and correctness Pin
PedroMC31-Mar-09 1:17
PedroMC31-Mar-09 1:17 
GeneralRe: Optimize for code simplicity and correctness Pin
Jon Rista31-Mar-09 7:28
Jon Rista31-Mar-09 7:28 
GeneralRe: Optimize for code simplicity and correctness Pin
PedroMC31-Mar-09 8:10
PedroMC31-Mar-09 8:10 
GeneralRe: Optimize for code simplicity and correctness Pin
Jon Rista31-Mar-09 8:33
Jon Rista31-Mar-09 8:33 
GeneralRe: Optimize for code simplicity and correctness Pin
Nemanja Trifunovic31-Mar-09 7:33
Nemanja Trifunovic31-Mar-09 7:33 

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