Q&A: How do I review my own code?

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  • Images must reflect the question posed, the answer(s) given, or the general content represented in the Q&A at the top of this page. Get creative. Get technical. But keep your submission professional.

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The contestant whose submission has the most up votes at the end of the contest period will win $200 and have his/her image published (along with a name & URL of his/her choosing) at Ars Technica. In the event of a tie, Ars Technica will choose among top submissions.

Contest ends: Tuesday, May 8 at 11:59pm EDT (UTC-4)

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  • Should be interesting! – rfusca Apr 25 '12 at 12:57
  • @Sam: I still have not received an email yet. What address did you send it to? Hotmail? Gmail? Something else? – jrista May 10 '12 at 19:22
  • @jrista - hotmail (the email listed in your profile). – samthebrand May 10 '12 at 19:41
  • Thanks. Got it now. – jrista May 10 '12 at 22:14

"Self Code Reviewer" C# Function

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    Where's the XML documentation, tsk... :) – Rowland Shaw May 4 '12 at 18:54
  • Congrats! You're the winner, as voted on by Ars Technica in a tiebreaker. Check your email inbox for details. – samthebrand May 9 '12 at 19:05
  • Thanks! Checked my email...no details yet... – jrista May 10 '12 at 3:14

Looking at your own code too long may produce...

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Done in camera, just cropping and contrast in post.

  • Close call! But Ars picked your fellow mod in a tiebreaker. Keep an eye out for another contest before long. And thanks for participating! – samthebrand May 9 '12 at 19:07
  • @Sam - No worries :D I even voted his up. – rfusca May 9 '12 at 20:44

"Self Code Reviewer" C# Class

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  • Had a tough time getting rid of the moire. A bit of desharpening did most of the trick. I can't do anything more to get rid of it entirely. – jrista Apr 25 '12 at 22:10
  • Thanks for participating, and better luck next time! – samthebrand May 9 '12 at 19:08
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    ...he says to the winner. ;) – user2910 May 9 '12 at 22:44

The Classic Way

This is how I review my code, using paper and pencil. Love the classics!

I know it's late now but anyways. The shoot is straight out of the camera with just cropping

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  • Thanks for the late addition, but no cigar this time. Better luck next time! – samthebrand May 9 '12 at 19:08

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