[I’m so so excited. I thought for sure I was done with the catalog of tidyings. Then I ran across this one. Gives me hope that I’ll find even more tidyings out there. Send in your favorites! —kb] Variables & their initialization seem to drift apart sometimes. The name of a…
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I’m enjoying a thorough case of Covid brain fog. Every time I sit down to write, nothing comes out. Since I can’t write what I want to write, I’m going…
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Software creates value 2 ways: What it does today What all new things we can make it do tomorrow "What it does today" is the system's…
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(Now that the vacation and the COVID are over I’m back to writing. Looking forward to hearing what you think about the next section, the section on…
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“Software design is an exercise in human relationships”—that’s the motto of Tidy First? Which relationships am I talking about? (The following is a…
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...So I Figured I'd Write About That
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You're changing the behavior of some code. You see a tidying that would make it easier to change. You tidy. Then you write another test case. Now you…
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Tidyings are potato chips. You eat one, you'll want another. Managing the urge to keep tidying is a key tidying skill. You just tidied, should you tidy…
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Software Design: Tidy First?