Good Code

November 21st, 2006
[ General ]

I’d have to wholeheartedly agree on Tim’s seven truths of good code

“Good code, yes, has grace and beauty. But what makes it worthwhile is that it’s easy to work with. It’s easy to add to good code. It’s easy to take away. It’s easy to make changes. It’s easy to fix bugs. And bugs are rare. Good code does what you want it to, usually the first time. Good code is a joy, not a burden.”

“But the projects in trouble are those whose developers do not pursue good code. They may not even know good code. And they neither ask for counsel nor accept it.”

Oh, and good luck to Tim who recently quit his day job.