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When I was young and unexperienced, it was more like a lottery whether my code would run or crash. Knowing that on a subconcious level, I didn't want to be reminded of how unexperienced I was, rarely compiled and never debugged unless there actually was a bug. But finding the bugs I produced sometimes took more than twice as much time as it took to produce them, and I believe some of them were never even found by anyone at all.

Today, with more than 20 years of experience, when writing production-level code (so this doesn't go for clickdummies etc.), I want to be aware of my code quality at any time, which means I compile and run *very* often and execute all newly written code in the debugger step by step, having a look at the state of all objects and local variables involved. So lottery no more!

This significantly decreases my development speed, by let's say factor 3, while increasing my code quality by factor 2 only. But(!!) economically, this is still sensible bc it spares the quality assurance and technical support people some effort and prevents customers from running away due to poor code quality and frequent crashes.
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