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When it comes to bugs in code, which of these is closest to your philosophy?

Survey period: 20 Jan 2020 to 27 Jan 2020

Assume you're in a perfect world where you get to call the shots , you choose the projects, and you answer to no one.

My code must not, and will not, have bugs.749.31
I spend more time ensuring there are no bugs than I do ensuring the code is resilient to bugs516.42
I balance my time writing good code and writing code that can handle bugs36646.04
I just kinda try and write good code and don't really think about it13617.11
My code will have bugs, but my error handling is so good no one will notice283.52
I code therefore I write bugs. They aren't really an issue to me.11814.84

GeneralAnother missing option Pin
Dean Roddey26-Jan-20 5:16
MemberDean Roddey26-Jan-20 5:16 
GeneralTechnically, my bugs code me. Pin
RedDk24-Jan-20 10:23
MemberRedDk24-Jan-20 10:23 
GeneralMissing option Pin
Gary Wheeler21-Jan-20 2:01
MemberGary Wheeler21-Jan-20 2:01 
PraiseRe: Missing option Pin
Slow Eddie21-Jan-20 3:02
professionalSlow Eddie21-Jan-20 3:02 
GeneralRe: Missing option Pin
Gary Wheeler21-Jan-20 3:08
MemberGary Wheeler21-Jan-20 3:08 
GeneralRe: Missing option Pin
Nelek24-Jan-20 1:58
protectorNelek24-Jan-20 1:58 
GeneralThere's always one more bug Pin
M.Vo.20-Jan-20 20:52
MemberM.Vo.20-Jan-20 20:52 
GeneralRe: There's always one more bug Pin
Member 798912220-Jan-20 22:55
MemberMember 798912220-Jan-20 22:55 
GeneralExperience Pin
W Balboos, GHB20-Jan-20 3:02
mveW Balboos, GHB20-Jan-20 3:02 
GeneralRe: Experience Pin
Fred Kreppert20-Jan-20 5:45
MemberFred Kreppert20-Jan-20 5:45 
GeneralRe: Experience Pin
Member 798912220-Jan-20 22:44
MemberMember 798912220-Jan-20 22:44 
GeneralRe: Experience Pin
Tom Corbett Space Cadet20-Jan-20 9:35
professionalTom Corbett Space Cadet20-Jan-20 9:35 
GeneralRe: Experience Pin
Member 798912220-Jan-20 21:18
MemberMember 798912220-Jan-20 21:18 
GeneralThere will be bugs... Pin
Mehdi Gholam20-Jan-20 2:20
mvaMehdi Gholam20-Jan-20 2:20 
PraiseRe: There will be bugs... Pin
Slacker00720-Jan-20 2:59
professionalSlacker00720-Jan-20 2:59 
GeneralRe: There will be bugs... Pin
Ravi Bhavnani20-Jan-20 8:55
professionalRavi Bhavnani20-Jan-20 8:55 
GeneralRe: There will be bugs... Pin
kmoorevs20-Jan-20 10:52
Memberkmoorevs20-Jan-20 10:52 
GeneralRe: There will be bugs... Pin
agolddog21-Jan-20 3:23
Memberagolddog21-Jan-20 3:23 
GeneralI code therefore I bug Pin
Mike Hankey20-Jan-20 1:24
professionalMike Hankey20-Jan-20 1:24 
GeneralThere will be bugs Pin
den2k8819-Jan-20 23:07
professionalden2k8819-Jan-20 23:07 
GeneralRe: There will be bugs Pin
Slacker00720-Jan-20 3:01
professionalSlacker00720-Jan-20 3:01 
GeneralRe: There will be bugs Pin
Gary Wheeler21-Jan-20 2:05
MemberGary Wheeler21-Jan-20 2:05 
Generalunfortunately, in the "real world," all too often ... Pin
BillWoodruff19-Jan-20 21:41
mveBillWoodruff19-Jan-20 21:41 
GeneralPerfect world has no bugs Pin
Eek Ten Bears19-Jan-20 20:40
MemberEek Ten Bears19-Jan-20 20:40 
In reality a balance between good code and error handling is essential. Too sloppy with your code means there will be lots of errors and no matter how good your handling of them your code will be buggy. Too enthusiastic with your error handling could mean doing that for eternity. Prevention is always better than cure. Whatever there are still times you just gotta ensure the program fails gracefully if the highly unlikely and unanticipated event happens. The zone of perfectionism is not achievable but will waste money, time and resources, so don't try for it, try for "better than good enough" by all means, try for excellent, but perfect? No.

Also a note for pedants like myself: In a perfect world I make no mistakes, my colleagues make no mistakes and the compiler makes no mistakes. Meantime the environment never fails, always works as advertised and connections never ever fail. The question does not mean this it is imperfect.
GeneralRe: Perfect world has no bugs Pin
Member 798912220-Jan-20 23:03
MemberMember 798912220-Jan-20 23:03 

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