022: Book Club #1: Clean Code by "Uncle Bob" Martin (pt1)

This week, the crew talks about Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship by Robert Martin (aka, "Uncle Bob"). Recommended to us by friend-of-the-show Adam Cameron, this book outlines a series of "best practices" that programmers can use in order to create applications that are easy to understand and easy to maintain. Just imagine if applications became easier to understand over time - not harder; that is the goal of this book.

A lot of the approaches feel obvious once you see them articulated. However, they're not always easy to apply in your own applications. And, some of the practices feel at odds with each other. For example, sometimes we want small, reusable classes that "do only one thing"; and, sometimes, we want a large mama-jama class that has 2,000 lines of code in it because it's the very collocation of the logic that makes that class maintainable.

And, of course, we don't all agree on all the concepts. But, that's what makes the discussion so much fun!

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