Solving problems. Business or otherwise.
Perfect code that doesn't solve the problem is useless. Perfect metrics that don't serve the user are a distraction.
Or as Ward Cunningham said on the world's first ever wiki:
- Make it work
- Make it right
- Make it fast
In that order. A fast program that isn't right, useless. A perfect program that doesn't work, useless. A fast program that doesn't work ... impressive. But useless.
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PS: this approach helps you shift left and catch bugs, bad specs, and misunderstandings early. Before they're expensive to fix
PPS: it's okay to write perfect code without a goal in mind for fun; to me it gets boring fast
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