Chapter 55. Best Practices Versus Creativity as a Developer

In this chapter, I'm going to discuss how you can find the balance of best practices versus creativity as a developer.

To be honest, this was initially a difficult chapter to write, mainly because I had a hard time organizing my thoughts on the topic since it's a little abstract. I had the high-level concept of the strained relationship between best practices vs creativity as a developer, in the sense that many developers, especially the ones new to coding who will fall into two camps:

  • Those attempting to follow standardized conventions in every way, essentially duplicating code from tutorials and a language or framework's documentation page.
  • Those ignoring all common practices and building ...

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