12 Steps to Better Code

I just read this article by Joel spolsky on 12 steps to better code. I particularly like item 7: Do you have a spec? Don’t make me laugh – Do I have a spec? Ha, ha, haa!

Item 9 also contains a very amusing story:

At my last job, the system administrator kept sending me automated spam complaining that I was using more than … get this … 220 megabytes of hard drive space on the server. I pointed out that given the price of hard drives these days, the cost of this space was significantly less than the cost of the toilet paper I used. Spending even 10 minutes cleaning up my directory would be a fabulous waste of productivity.

NOTE: This was rescued from the Google Cache. The original date was Sunday 26th November 2006.


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