Coding responsibly

I just ordered Kent Beck’s newest book, Implementation Patterns.  In the sample chapter online, there’s a great quote at the end of the preface:

As a programmer you have been given time, talent, money, and opportunity. What will you do to make responsible use of these gifts?

That pretty much sums up why I started caring about the code I delivered when I started my career.  After seeing someone else’s insane legacy codebase for the first time, I felt a need to learn to code responsibly.  Coding irresponsibly wastes time and money, and life’s too short to waste on sloppy code.

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About Jimmy Bogard

I'm a technical architect with Headspring in Austin, TX. I focus on DDD, distributed systems, and any other acronym-centric design/architecture/methodology. I created AutoMapper and am a co-author of the ASP.NET MVC in Action books.
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