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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



 
GeneralIt's a mix of course Pin
Dean Roddey27-Jan-20 16:28
MemberDean Roddey27-Jan-20 16:28 
GeneralDo it right. Pin
OriginalGriff27-Jan-20 11:52
mveOriginalGriff27-Jan-20 11:52 
GeneralRe: Do it right. Pin
agolddog28-Jan-20 3:50
Memberagolddog28-Jan-20 3:50 
GeneralPerfection is the enemy of "good enough" Pin
Christopher Woodruff27-Jan-20 10:26
MemberChristopher Woodruff27-Jan-20 10:26 
GeneralRe: Perfection is the enemy of "good enough" Pin
Tom Corbett Space Cadet28-Jan-20 5:59
professionalTom Corbett Space Cadet28-Jan-20 5:59 
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
mvaMehdi 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 Barthold26-Jan-20 23:42
professionalMike Barthold26-Jan-20 23:42 

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