Refactored 003: "Working With a 10x Developer"

Wherein Gary is a jerk, and you shouldn't stress about your code coverage.

published Dec 22, 2020
Show Notes

Refactored #003: “Working With a 10x Developer”

On this episode of Refactored…

  • Top lessons learned from working with a 10x developer by Jeffrey Bakker
  • The guys debate the definition of “Legacy” code. Frank says it boils down to age & depedencies, while Chris thinks it has more to do with a [lack of] control.
  • The guys agree that code reviews MUST be dispassionate analysis. No names. No emotions. “You are not your code.”
  • Chris has a bone to pick with BDD. Frank agrees it’s bunk.
  • Kent Beck, of Extreme Programming fame, doesn’t advocate 100% test coverage.
  • Frank and Chris agree that documentation, tests, and all the other “meta” are non-negotiable parts of writing software.
  • The pick of the week is the Das Keyboard 5Q.
  • … and much more!

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