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    What's your code for?

    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.

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    this is how developers solve problems
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    Or as Ward Cunningham said on the world's first ever wiki:

    1. Make it work
    2. Make it right
    3. 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.

    Happy weekend ❤️

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    ~Swizec

    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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