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What’s better when coding: getting it done or doing it perfectly?

Survey period: 27 Jan 2020 to 3 Feb 2020

‘Perfect’ meaning following all the best practices with regards to coding standards, patterns, security, readability and maintainability

OptionVotes% 
Get it done as fast as possible. Time is money202.05
Get it done fast, but keep it sensible10310.55
It’s always a balance44045.08
Get it done right, but keep an eye on the hours31932.68
Do it right first time. Don’t worry so much about the time949.63



 
GeneralIt's a mix of course Pin
Dean Roddey27-Jan-20 15:28
MemberDean Roddey27-Jan-20 15:28 
GeneralDo it right. Pin
OriginalGriff27-Jan-20 10:52
mveOriginalGriff27-Jan-20 10:52 
GeneralRe: Do it right. Pin
agolddog28-Jan-20 2:50
Memberagolddog28-Jan-20 2:50 
GeneralPerfection is the enemy of "good enough" Pin
Christopher Woodruff27-Jan-20 9:26
MemberChristopher Woodruff27-Jan-20 9:26 
GeneralRe: Perfection is the enemy of "good enough" Pin
Tom Corbett Space Cadet28-Jan-20 4:59
professionalTom Corbett Space Cadet28-Jan-20 4:59 
GeneralGet it right the first time (at least try) Pin
W Balboos, GHB27-Jan-20 2:05
mveW Balboos, GHB27-Jan-20 2:05 
GeneralRe: Get it right the first time (at least try) Pin
Eek Ten Bears27-Jan-20 2:41
MemberEek Ten Bears27-Jan-20 2:41 
GeneralRe: Get it right the first time (at least try) Pin
W Balboos, GHB27-Jan-20 4:00
mveW Balboos, GHB27-Jan-20 4:00 
Best Practices != Innovative

!Innovation => Stagnation

Stagnation <=> death


Leave "best practices" to machine written code (and perhaps, textbooks)



Ravings en masse^
"The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits." - Albert Einstein
"If you are searching for perfection in others, then you seek disappointment. If you seek perfection in yourself, then you will find failure." - Balboos HaGadol Mar 2010

GeneralRe: Get it right the first time (at least try) Pin
Doug- VisualBasic VB.NET27-Jan-20 20:58
professionalDoug- VisualBasic VB.NET27-Jan-20 20:58 
GeneralRe: Get it right the first time (at least try) Pin
W Balboos, GHB28-Jan-20 1:00
mveW Balboos, GHB28-Jan-20 1:00 
GeneralRe: Get it right the first time (at least try) Pin
Member 798912227-Jan-20 22:10
MemberMember 798912227-Jan-20 22:10 
GeneralUsers don't care... Pin
Mehdi Gholam26-Jan-20 23:38
MemberMehdi Gholam26-Jan-20 23:38 
GeneralRe: Users don't care... Pin
hakimio27-Jan-20 23:46
Memberhakimio27-Jan-20 23:46 
GeneralRe: Users don't care... Pin
cobaltsoft30-Jan-20 9:37
professionalcobaltsoft30-Jan-20 9:37 
GeneralIn an ideal world, nothing would be released until it was perfect Pin
Daniel Pfeffer26-Jan-20 23:33
professionalDaniel Pfeffer26-Jan-20 23:33 
GeneralA religious question... Pin
Mike (Prof. Chuck)26-Jan-20 22:42
professionalMike (Prof. Chuck)26-Jan-20 22:42 

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