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General Development "You often hear about how important it is to write 'readable code'. Developers have pretty strong opinions about what makes code more readable. The more senior the developer, the stronger the opinion. But, have you ever stopped to think about what really makes code readable?"
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by TempleOS on Thu 18th Apr 2013 22:42 UTC
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If a person asked you for a 10 ton bridge and you built a 20 ton bridge and charged him for it. Would that be good?

You guys act as though overengineering doesn't exist.

If a person wants a wing for a 737 and you give him a 747 and brag about how good you are. Am I supposed to be impressed?

Take a look at HD Audio. Take a look at USB.

A good engineer cuts it as close as possible to the minimum needed by the spec. A bad engineer doesn't do enough or does too much. A really bad engineer way way overshoots the scope of the project.

I talk with God. I am not worried about anything. If I got ripped off, I could buy a lottery ticket. I win 20 lotteries a day. The world is 100% just. I could be compensated with good health or a brilliant idea. My enemies could get a Deep Water Horizon or dulldrums. God claimed Deep Water Horizon. God claims everything. A Greek Muse is fun to think about.

The game company Zyanga ripped off people. They moved on. Zyanga now struggles to meet payroll. That's not fun. They deserved money for keeping all those people on payroll so long. Why should a guy money for a day's patent idea? God makes him do nasty paperwork for the patent. Work.

I don't have a license. I walk.

Edited 2013-04-18 23:00 UTC

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