Good Code: A Useful Definition

Aug 19 2011

What is "good" code? We toss around all kinds of high-level definitions, but these are usually either hopelessly vague or hopelessly complex. This month's Pragmatic Programmer magazine offers a fantastic definition, summarized on this card:

(Apparently originally from Agile in a Flash)

Tim Ottinger and Jeff Langr's PragProg article is fantastic -- an absolute must read for anyone who regularly works on software. I tell you. I beg you. I entreat you. (I'd bribe you if I could afford it.) Please read it. <!--break-->