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Rule #3 - Never Write the Same Code Twice

Learn how duplicate code can turn your software projects into a circus and what Southwest Airlines can teach us about the benefits of avoiding duplicate code. Finally, Master Po and young Grasshopper bring us a few words of wisdom when it comes to perfectionism and practicality. Continue...

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Rule #2 - Fail Fast and Hard

It's counter intuitive, but your programs will have fewer bugs and require less maintenance time if you do less (not more) error handling. Learn how focusing on making your programs fail is the better path toward more stable and more maintainable software. Continue...

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Rule #1 - Be Consistent

Find out why "Be Consistent" earns the number one spot in The Programmer's Code and how it can be directly responsible for saving billions of dollars every year. Continue...

Developer The Programmer's Code

The Programmer's Code - 27 Rules to Code By

The following 27 rules are the distilled wisdom of decades of software development in a huge variety of software environments. From CERN to Microsoft, from mission critical to puttering for the desktop. Follow even a fraction of these rules and you'll be in constant demand. Continue...

Developer The Programmer's Code

Photo Expedition in the Missouri River Bottoms with my Canon Rebel T3i

Yesterday I headed out to meet my brother in Lexington, Missouri and took my camera along to capture some shots. I stopped in Missouri City and at the Cooley Lake Conservation area along the Missouri River. The Canon T3i and Lightroom are two of the greatest tools I have for creating great shots. Continue...

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