CC 003: Leveling Up, Mentorship, and Clean Code in the Browser with Chris Powers
For Chris, clean code is code that can be easily changed, and that is the ultimate goal. Clean code can be achieved through design principles and judgment. He and Chuck discuss how to know the right amount each to apply. Chris believes it comes down to solving problems you actually have and making the system legible. At Thinkful, they focus on quality, keeping your work in progress low, and delivering early and often. He talks about how to balance people’s desire to get more features and the need to slow down for business reasons and how to recognize friction between the two. Chris talks about how he takes the lead in writing quality software. The show concludes with Chris talking about some of his current projects.
- Charles Max Wood
- Chris Powers
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- Clean Code in the Browser
- Kent Beck's 4 Principles of Simple Design
- The Technical Debt Trap by Doc Norton
What is Thinkful's guarantee?
Every person that uses Thinkful comes out prepared for an entry-level position or apprenticeship.
Why do people start caring about clean code?
It is all based on the desire to improve their methods of doing things.
What is clean code?
For Chris, clean code is code that can be easily changed.
How is clean code best achieved?
Through design principles and judgement.