We have a large team comprising of developers, interns who write rails and backbone js code with large codebase.
I tried to introduce fixmyjs, tool which corrects silly syntax errors automatically. One other senior developer suggested to hold on to this since we are still in transition of team of developers who write code, to team of developers who understands what writing good code means.
I understand the concern that, if this is introduced, developers might find it easy to get their code approved without understanding how to write good code, since the tool will be doing that for them.
My argument is that ultimate aim of any organization/team is to deliver products as soon as possible without compromising on quality. And this tool helps us to do that.
Educating someone is not the primary concern when you are doing business. There should be equal responsibility on the developer to educate himself to understand what needs to be done.
I feel not using a tool, because that will make developers not learn what needs to be done is not correct.
Your thoughts please.