The First Step

The first step in fixing a problem is admitting you have a problem:

I am downright embarrassed by the quality of my code. It is buggy, slow, fragile, and a nightmare to maintain. Do you feel the same way? If so, then what is holding you back from realizing your full potential? More importantly, what if anything are you planning to do about it? I enjoy programming and have from a young age (cut my teeth on BASIC on an Apple IIe). I have worked for companies large and small in a variety of languages and platforms. Sadly the one constant in my career is that I am assigned to projects that drift, seemingly aimlessly, from inception to a point where the client runs out of funding.

Unfortunately, a support group coalesces and tells the developer the equivalent of “I’m OK, You’re OK.” Which runs counter to reality, unfortunately, and cowboy coding continues unabated.

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