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Code Craft by Pete Goodliffe

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In a Nutshell

Out of intense complexities, intense simplicities emerge.

Winston Churchill

Good code is well designed. It has a certain aesthetic appeal that makes it feel good. You must plan a design before beginning to write code, or you'll end up with an unpleasant mess. Consider things like clean structure, possible future extensions, correct interfaces, appropriate abstractions, and portability requirements. Aim for simplicity and elegance.

Design involves a strong element of craftsmanship. The best designs come from experienced and skilled hands. Ultimately, a good designer is what makes a good design. Mediocre programmers do not produce excellent designs.

Good programmers . . .

Bad programmers . . .

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