This article about “Duct Tape Programmers” excerpts another article with interviews from great coders. I just had to share this fantastic quote from Jamie Zawinski
“Yeah,” he says, “At the end of the day, ship the fucking thing! It’s great to rewrite your code and make it cleaner and by the third time it’ll actually be pretty. But that’s not the point—you’re not here to write code; you’re here to ship products.”
I’m a big fan of “the proper amount of abstraction”, but I think its important to remember the scope of each thing we’re working on. Rock on jwz.
While attending OSCON 2009 w/ my faithful sidekick fluffy, we constantly kept finding instances of a common theme. The leading companies and projects seem to share one attribute that might shock you.
They all have at least *some* crappy code. At some point, all of them Continue reading