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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



 
GeneralNone of the above Pin
Nathan Minier30-Jan-20 6:23
professionalNathan Minier30-Jan-20 6:23 
GeneralManagers claim they want sensible, but what they want is fast and somehow good Pin
honey the codewitch28-Jan-20 9:34
mvahoney the codewitch28-Jan-20 9:34 
GeneralRe: Managers claim they want sensible, but what they want is fast and somehow good Pin
cobaltsoft30-Jan-20 9:42
professionalcobaltsoft30-Jan-20 9:42 
GeneralRe: Managers claim they want sensible, but what they want is fast and somehow good Pin
honey the codewitch30-Jan-20 11:22
mvahoney the codewitch30-Jan-20 11:22 
Now you know why I don't work in software anymore. Laugh | :laugh:
Real programmers use butterflies

GeneralBorrowing from da Vinci... Pin
Bruce Greene28-Jan-20 5:31
MemberBruce Greene28-Jan-20 5:31 
GeneralThen someone has to fix it later, using more hours Pin
MSBassSinger28-Jan-20 4:31
professionalMSBassSinger28-Jan-20 4:31 
GeneralRe: Then someone has to fix it later, using more hours Pin
Rob Philpott28-Jan-20 4:41
MemberRob Philpott28-Jan-20 4:41 
GeneralRe: Then someone has to fix it later, using more hours Pin
MSBassSinger28-Jan-20 5:46
professionalMSBassSinger28-Jan-20 5:46 
GeneralRe: Then someone has to fix it later, using more hours Pin
Rick Shaub28-Jan-20 10:58
MemberRick Shaub28-Jan-20 10:58 
GeneralRe: Then someone has to fix it later, using more hours Pin
hpcoder231-Jan-20 13:13
Memberhpcoder231-Jan-20 13:13 
GeneralThe only sensible answer Pin
Gary Wheeler28-Jan-20 2:23
MemberGary Wheeler28-Jan-20 2:23 
GeneralRe: The only sensible answer Pin
Slow Eddie28-Jan-20 2:56
professionalSlow Eddie28-Jan-20 2:56 
GeneralRe: The only sensible answer Pin
Gary Wheeler28-Jan-20 3:04
MemberGary Wheeler28-Jan-20 3:04 
GeneralRe: The only sensible answer Pin
Rick Shaub28-Jan-20 11:04
MemberRick Shaub28-Jan-20 11:04 
GeneralRe: The only sensible answer Pin
Gary Wheeler28-Jan-20 11:42
MemberGary Wheeler28-Jan-20 11:42 
GeneralRe: The only sensible answer Pin
Rick Shaub28-Jan-20 11:52
MemberRick Shaub28-Jan-20 11:52 
GeneralRe: The only sensible answer Pin
Rob Philpott28-Jan-20 4:00
MemberRob Philpott28-Jan-20 4:00 
GeneralRe: The only sensible answer Pin
Gary Wheeler28-Jan-20 4:21
MemberGary Wheeler28-Jan-20 4:21 
GeneralPerfection vs Overengineering Pin
Anonymee28-Jan-20 2:21
professionalAnonymee28-Jan-20 2:21 
GeneralA man would do nothing ... Pin
Amarnath S27-Jan-20 23:35
professionalAmarnath S27-Jan-20 23:35 
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 

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