For Chris, clean code is code that can be easily changed, and that is the ultimate goal. Clean code can be achieved through design principles and judgment. He and Chuck discuss how to know the right amount each to apply. Chris believes it comes down to solving problems you actually have and making the system legible. At Thinkful, they focus on quality, keeping your work in progress low, and delivering early and often. He talks about how to balance people’s desire to get more features and the need to slow down for business reasons and how to recognize friction between the two. Chris talks about how he takes the lead in writing quality software. The show concludes with Chris talking about some of his current projects.
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- Chris Powers
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