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What’s better when coding: getting it done or doing it perfectly?

Survey period: 27 Jan 2020 to 3 Feb 2020

‘Perfect’ meaning following all the best practices with regards to coding standards, patterns, security, readability and maintainability

OptionVotes% 
Get it done as fast as possible. Time is money202.05
Get it done fast, but keep it sensible10310.55
It’s always a balance44045.08
Get it done right, but keep an eye on the hours31932.68
Do it right first time. Don’t worry so much about the time949.63



 
GeneralGet it right the first time (at least try) Pin
W Balboos, GHB27-Jan-20 3:05
mveW Balboos, GHB27-Jan-20 3:05 
GeneralRe: Get it right the first time (at least try) Pin
Eek Ten Bears27-Jan-20 3:41
MemberEek Ten Bears27-Jan-20 3:41 
GeneralRe: Get it right the first time (at least try) Pin
W Balboos, GHB27-Jan-20 5:00
mveW Balboos, GHB27-Jan-20 5:00 
Best Practices != Innovative

!Innovation => Stagnation

Stagnation <=> death


Leave "best practices" to machine written code (and perhaps, textbooks)



Ravings en masse^
"The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits." - Albert Einstein
"If you are searching for perfection in others, then you seek disappointment. If you seek perfection in yourself, then you will find failure." - Balboos HaGadol Mar 2010

GeneralRe: Get it right the first time (at least try) Pin
Doug- VisualBasic VB.NET27-Jan-20 21:58
professionalDoug- VisualBasic VB.NET27-Jan-20 21:58 
GeneralRe: Get it right the first time (at least try) Pin
W Balboos, GHB28-Jan-20 2:00
mveW Balboos, GHB28-Jan-20 2:00 
GeneralRe: Get it right the first time (at least try) Pin
Member 798912227-Jan-20 23:10
MemberMember 798912227-Jan-20 23:10 
GeneralUsers don't care... Pin
Mehdi Gholam27-Jan-20 0:38
MemberMehdi Gholam27-Jan-20 0:38 
GeneralRe: Users don't care... Pin
hakimio28-Jan-20 0:46
Memberhakimio28-Jan-20 0:46 
GeneralRe: Users don't care... Pin
cobaltsoft30-Jan-20 10:37
professionalcobaltsoft30-Jan-20 10:37 
GeneralIn an ideal world, nothing would be released until it was perfect Pin
Daniel Pfeffer27-Jan-20 0:33
professionalDaniel Pfeffer27-Jan-20 0:33 
GeneralA religious question... Pin
Mike (Prof. Chuck)26-Jan-20 23:42
professionalMike (Prof. Chuck)26-Jan-20 23:42 

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