A Question of Code

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Knowing when not to refactoring is just important as important as knowing how to refactor

Show Notes

Every developers wants to refactor all the things all the time. But is it always a sensible decision? How should you deal with "not invented here" syndrome (as much as a problem for programmers as it is for builders and carpenters and plumbers)? And how do you fight the urge to spend all your time fixing old code at the expense of creating something new? Find out all this and more in this week's refined instalment of A Question of Code.

What is A Question of Code?

A newbie coder and a seasoned veteran discuss the questions that always come up when someone begins learning to code.

Ed is looking at getting a career in programming and has been learning to code for just over a year. During this time he’s been building up a stack of questions that keep coming up from other newbie coders. Luckily, he’s got someone he can ask for help: Tom. Tom’s a seasoned coder, having worked in the industry for a few years now and has all the answers Ed needs, or does he?