Bill Sourour from Dev Mastery on Clean Code

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Last week, I continued my Clean Code series by having Emilien Pecoul answer the question: “What is Clean Code for you?”

Today, I have the priviledge of introducing Bill Sourour and his answer to you. I’ve been reading his Dev Mastery newsletter since July 2016, and I’m a better developer for it. If you don’t know about it or haven’t subscribed to it, you can check all his previous posts on his Medium profile. And if you like what you read, you can subscribe here.

Bill writes about all kinds of software-related topics, from how to find time to become a better developer, to how to conquer legacy code, ethical standards for developers, and even elements of JavaScript syntax and style.

The breadth of topics he can address in depth thanks to his more than 20 years experience is impressive to me. Whether you agree with his conclusions or not, you can always find nourishing food for thought.

So here is what Clean Code is for him:

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Emilien Pecoul, Software Craftsman, on Clean Code

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A few months ago, I started a series on Clean Code. After introducing the series by sharing quotes from leaders in the tech industry, I had the privilege of having two friends of mine working at Mozilla share their answers to the question: “What is Clean Code for you?” Jan‘s and Ben‘s).

One thing I appreciate in this series is how each answer is at the same time unique, yet shares the same fundamental values. Each developer has their own perspective on what makes clean code, yet all essentially agree. It’s like watching the same diamond from various angles.

Today, I have the joy of sharing the answer of someone who has had a great influence on my young software development career: Emilien Pecoul.

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