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Code is a Liability

Code is a liability, not an asset. So goal of software engineer is delivering the maximum amount of desired functionality at the cost of the least amount of code complexity, even as desired functionality evolves over time. (View Tweet)

Required Reading

I want to code something every week 202212160248, but I plan on only coding what is useful this year. I don't intend to waste time pursuing unclear projects, for myself or for my clients.

I.e. Perhaps this is the year to write complex code for others (clients), to write local scripts and books for myself. I want to move slower, to pay attention to the data over the ideal of building something because I can 202212162359 instead of moving fast just "to break things".

Every line of code I write this year for myself should have a clear value add to my life.