Implementing Robert Martin's Clean Code Header

As part of my Let’s Invest in Ourselves For 2017 post I said I wanted to read Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship by Robert Martin. I had a hard time writing a post about what I learned in that book because it’s mostly just a laundry list of things you should (or shouldn’t) do in order to create easier to read code. I’m rereading it with the other programmers at work (at my suggestion) and I realized that there were a lot of things that I’m still not doing that could improve the quality of my code.

To that end I’ve started a new process. Every Friday, I’m going to pick 5 items from the book and place them on my monitor. Before I make a commit, I’m going to review all my changes and make sure any new code fits those items. The idea is that instead of trying to focus on 100 items all at once I’ll focus on 5 and then

I’m also posting these to Twitter with the hashtag #ImplementingCleanCode.

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