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Why it pays to take the time to write readable code.

Just in case we still have to make the point:

There’s certainly evidence that that “exploratory” approach to computing is an important job skill. Beth Simon and Andy Begel’s recent series of papers on their study of new hires at Microsoft show that the first year of work is mostly spent understanding existing code, not writing new code.

From Mark Guzdial.

One Comment

  1. clarke ching says:

    Thanks for that Steve. It makes sense, but I never thought of it like that before.

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