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Aim for quality over consistency (100 Bytes Of Wisdom: Day 65)

#65 Aim for quality over consistency

Too often I see poor code or features tried to get by me in the name of consistency. Defending your work solely with ""its consistent"" is a fast way to make no progress. Now, if there some other reasons to do it like this, plus its consistent, then sure, that's probably fine. But if there's a way to do it better you should always strive for that. The older stuff can catch up.

Heads up: As with any terse bit of advice, there will be exceptions of course, and subtleties and nuance that can't possibly be captured in a Byte of Wisdom. This has been what I've experienced, I'd love to hear yours in the comments too!

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Adarsh TS • Edited on

I totally agree with his byte of wisdom. My take on this differs for "new programmers" or a beginner in any field. I believe one needs to be very consistent in the beginning stages. The quality does not matter much when one is taking the first steps. But then again, having quality is always a plus 😄.

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Totally fair :)