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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 
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 
Just remembered a training about assuring quality of software architecture. I told them about my "perfectionist" colleague and the way he used to design software architecture.

I was told by 2 trainers and 24 other participants to **immediately stop** calling him perfectionist and call him an overengineer. Their way of formulating it was "don't design your software for the one and only case where mars and moon are in the right angle..."

Will never forget that again. First cover what the software really needs to do, create it "as easy as possible" - so you understand it some years on when some user really has met Mars and Moon in that very angle. THEN expand your easy-to-understand-software.

Just to remind the start of my story: it was a training on **software architecture quality**!!
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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