If it works… don’t touch it!

I have always been concerned about quality when it comes to software development. Being a Computer Engineering student I remember some of my fellows told me: “if it works, don’t touch it!”. I could understand that point but I never agreed.

I always had the sense that code has not only to work but also to look organized, well written. Once, a friend of mine told me: “Cesar, yes I know, you like well-made things, but…” as an apology for handing me a little crappy piece of code. We passed our joint assignment and got a good mark, after all, his code worked.

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