Which programmer doesn't code this way?

By | August 13, 2012
Unless forced to.

A lot of this is just common sense, at least for a programmer. But everyone knows code doesn't end up that way. Why not?

I think the core of the problem lays not in the fundamental design and the initial prototypes or versions, but in the attitude towards progression.

1. Time. The 'Fix it, but don't refactor it' attitude.
2. Pressure. The 'our customer needs the fix in negative 7 days' attitude.

Combine the two, and the pressure cooking vessel needs to vent sometime – the result, more often than not, being nasty code.

/via +Wayne Radinsky 

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