November 2015

A programmer who has not mentally resigned already, is constantly learning. This includes taking lessons, listening to talks, reading books and of course blogs and other resources on the web. However, don’t take everything you read or hear at face value.

Since my blog touches clean code topics a lot, I often mention maintainability. In turn, readability plays a major part in maintainability, since what we can’t read properly, we can’t analyze, debug, fix, refactor and extend properly either. But who defines what is readable and what is not?

Every now and then we have to change something in our build procedure, and more often than not those changes are a real pain. Build scripts are the step children of many software projects. Someone wrote them, nobody cares much about them, they just work and build the project. Until they don’t.