Here is a great quote by Charles F. Kettering:
My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there.
This brilliant inventor has left software engineers with the single most important piece of advice way before we even started thinking how to write software. Yet, half a century later, we're still figuring out why we end up with spaghetti code or the "spaghetti mental model".
Have you ever been in a situation where you inherit code from a previous developer and spend weeks trying to understand how everything works because no blueprints were made available, and the pseudo-self-explanatory-code became too hard to debug? Better yet, the project keeps growing and so does ...