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Jonas Hovgaard's Blog:
How I stopped writing awesome code
June 14, 2012 @ 11:55:21

In this recent post to his blog Jonas Hovgaard talks about how he "stopped writing awesome code" by dropping a few things from his usual development practices - like unit tests and interfaces.

If writing awesome code is using all the best practices I can find, writing interfaces, unit tests and using top notch IoC containers to control my repositories and services all over my application's different layers - Then I'm not writing awesome code at all! I've been that guy, the one writing the awesome code, but I stopped. I'm not awesome any more. Instead, I'm productive, I'm so damn productive!

He talks about how not writing unit tests (which "customers don't care about") gave him extra time to work on other code and how not using things like interfaces, ORMs and how he follows DRY, but only so far.

My personal result of doing all of this is productivity and better products. I can't tell if I did it all wrong, and that's why I'm writing better code now, but I truly believe that I'm not alone. In fact I think that most of us regular web developers, tend to do the same "mistakes" as I did.

The post has turned into flame bait and has pulled in lots of comments discussing his decisions and other sympathetic souls that feel the same way he does about some of the complexity of the "best practices" promoted in development today.

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