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John Johnson Okah
John Johnson Okah

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Live by the Rules, but don't Die by the Rules

As developers, I believe we all have to set our priorities right.

Let me start with a short story about a dev boy.

In a land of myth, and a time of magic, the destiny of a great kingdom rests on the shoulders of a young boy (who screwed it up).
This dev boy wanted to build something innovative, so he would contribute to his community and humanity.
He decided to use python to build the future. Then he started learning python, but get stuck when he tried to strictly follow ALL rules (about clean code, proper documentation, optimization, best practices, and so on..). As he lived and died by the rules, he never pushed any code to production because he felt they all weren't good enough, yet‽

dev boy

Just like the dev boy, so many developers fall into this sh*t of not figuring out what matters the most (which is building stuff). If only they could take a trip to the "land of Production" and find out how a lot of messy codes are lying there and hell hasn't broken loose.
working messy code

So one quick advice,

just as Mark, said:

Move fast and break things

I say to you all delaying the future,
Move fast and build things.

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Top comments (2)

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Dexterous Godson

Nice one a must read for aspiring/new developer

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John Johnson Okah

Thanks Man.
You're damn right, new devs need this.