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    7 months ago

    I must admit that I write that deliberately to annoy the “code quality is everything” brigade.

    I have no issues prioritizing maintainability where needed, but in my experience people that dogmatically prioritize code quality are not honest with themselves. They almost never chase code quality in general. They are always looking to enforce some burdensome standard or specific tool or archaic process or fiddly CICD script, and if you push back they go cry in a corner about the abstract virtue of “code quality”.

    Just be straight with me. You enjoy using type script. Tell me how it adds value to the product and the customer.

    Stop trying to shame me into it. I can’t be shamed. I have no shame. I’m a professional software engineer.

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      87 months ago

      You’re setting up a theoretically boogie man that no one said exists and then setup the extreme opposite point of view. You’re annoying the people that are actually sane. You’re being dogmatic in your one views and too extreme.

      • @vzq
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        37 months ago

        Oh fuck me for wanting to give my users what they want and make money right?

        • pjhenry1216
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          This is a shitty response. You won’t make money if you design the app poorly and can’t maintain it.

          • @vzq
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            47 months ago

            It’s a business decision. Why would for example an app that’s only needed for a 24 hour event need to be maintainable?

            Sometimes it’s ok to take the money and run. Feel free to make your case, but it’s not a developer’s call to make.

            • pjhenry1216
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              37 months ago

              That sounds like bad business. No application is 100% unique in everything. Code reuse saves time. If you are unable to bring anything from one app to another, you’re doing it wrong.

              Let me guess though, I was right. You’re a manager not a developer.

              • @vzq
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                37 months ago

                You’re a manager not a developer.

                You’re wrong. But the fact that you live this dichotomy so deeply is not a great sign.

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                  ? I mentioned it twice. And you sounded like a manager a little bit in one comment, and then a lot in the followup reply to it. To the point it sounded like you were defending it. Making claims that developers aren’t allowed to make the choice you were saying to make. So it was really weird. I don’t even know how your stance makes sense from your point of view.

                  Edit: and thanks for ignoring anything of actual value to reply to.

                  • @vzq
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                    and thanks for ignoring anything of actual value to reply to.

                    You are most welcome