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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



 
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 
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 
Doug- VisualBasic VB.NET wrote:
you will not find others willing to work with you or support your efforts.
Quite a presumption on your part.

Reality:   Others want to know "how did you do that ? !".   Deliberately exaggerating, I look at so-called "best practices" as a combination of someone with influence trying to make me into a follower (of them) rather than a leader - and (other part of the combination) a fad for coding like the latest in overpriced fancy sneakers. One needs simply to be open to new methods to solve what (in reality) are old problems.

Real "best practices" is the most appropriate solution for a problem - in any field - crossing all boundaries. And - since I follow logic and efficiency I keep my audience attentive and appreciative with . . . . . . . extensibility* and comments.

Battles are not won by those who read the books - they're won by those who write them.

* as appropriate.

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
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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