The software industry has engendered a culture of distracted programmers using bad tools to solve problems they don’t have time to fully understand. In this essay, I try to explore why. https://medium.com/@smarimc/when-programming-became-a-chore-a0be2b9919c0
@smari Have you worked on an engineering team with really great programmers new to the language you are maintaining? I ask because actually I prefer several of the the anti-patterns in the essay for the sake of either inten-revealing simplicity (in the case of isOdd, although why use NPM when you could create the function in two lines?) or propagating errors to the front end (in the case of the HTTP response codes).
@ratamacue I've worked on engineering teams with well educated, but somewhat junior programmers ─ which I think is similar. I'm not sure the goal of a collective working group should be to "reveal the interns"; but perhaps I'm missing your point?
@ratamacue ahh! I see. I'm not actually complaining about calling things good intent-revealing names, note. I'm more complaining about the line of thinking that leads people to doing it in that particular way.
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