Learn when to stop! Don't over-engineer your code.

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Learn when to stop! Don't over-engineer your code.

11 Sep 2019, 09:23

Funny and a good warning.

Programmers! Learn when to stop! Don't over-engineer your code.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-AQfQFcXac8
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Re: Learn when to stop! Don't over-engineer your code.

12 Sep 2019, 05:39

Great video! :thumbup:
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Re: Learn when to stop! Don't over-engineer your code.

04 Dec 2019, 12:36

I am no programmer, but this reminded me of two things. One is something I could apply to myself; just replace keyboard with pencil/pen in "Put down the keyboard" and stop adding shadows where they're not supposed to be in a drawing.. being self-taught entirely (nevermind primary school's art lessons) I tend to be constantly overdoing it with shading. Like with that one horse drawing.

The other is what I think an old presentation I downloaded loong ago, using (pre-*cough*Adobe takeover) .swf for playback, all zipped. Still trying to find where'd I put it on my hdd, but I think it was titled "Pardon my french, but this code is C.R.A.P." by Alberto Savoia and Bob Evans. A real fun watch.

Definitely on track, this sounds just like the kind of humour I remember from that presentation :D :
Note: This post is rated PG-13 for use of a mild expletive. If you are likely to be offended by the repeated use a word commonly heard in elementary school playgrounds, please don’t read any further.
CRAP is short for Change Risk Anti-Patterns – a mildly offensive acronym to protect you from deeply offensive code. CRAP was originally developed and launched in 2007 by yours truly (Alberto Savoia) and
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Re: Learn when to stop! Don't over-engineer your code.

12 Feb 2020, 22:16

"It's done. It's all done. "It's the best code ever!"

I'm guilty of adding a lot of comments to my code. Although I do it for the developers that I might share the code with in the future, I mostly do it for myself. I write a lot of stuff for fun and to keep learning. The comments help me to remember what the code is for and what is does.

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