Word for the Herd
Clean your room!
— My Mom
Every Saturday mom would shake her head in disgust at the mess and then shoo me into my room with instructions to “Not come out until it was clean.” Yes, I did decide to just stay in the mess one time, when she checked on me an hour later and I explained my theory, the results were not nearly as funny as you might think.
Some Saturdays, by my failing memory about once a month, she would sit me down and explain that if I just cleaned as I went, put my toys away when I was done, hang up my cloths, make my bed, that I wouldn’t have to spend Saturday morning cleaning.
This same concept is just as true in software development as it is in any other area of life. As developers, we need to “clean as we go”. Whether it is full-on refactoring of a method to resolve some issues that were glossed over originally, or just bring a block of code up to current coding standards, when touching old code, remember to take some time to clean as you go.
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