What if Clean Code is a scam?

March 13, 2015 00:00

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WHAT IF CLEAN CODE IS A SCAM? It seems that we are keen to follow charismatic leaders who tell us how to do stuff. There are already a lot of rules and principles that we take for granted instead of asking questions: Will this really improve my code? Will it help me deliver faster/more reliably in the long run? It seems that sometimes we fail to challenge their ideas. Maybe you can have too many classes? What if your methods don't need to fit in a tweet? Maybe Object Oriented design as a whole is a case of premature optimisation? What if we just waste time writing tests for everything? Maybe cucumber is a massive overkill? What if... DHH was right? Then again, he is also a charismatic leader...



Michał Taszycki


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