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Jerod Santo

Jerod Santo

Omaha, Nebraska

Jerod co-hosts The Changelog, crashes JS Party, and takes out the trash (his old code) once in awhile.

2020-06-24T14:41:38Z ago

Related to this: try not to identify too closely with your code. It isn’t you.

It was written under long-forgotten constraints (time, budget, knowledge, calories, etc) by a long-forgotten version of yourself.

If you can detach your identity from your code, a lot of things get easier: code review, refactoring, deleting, etc.

2020-07-04T15:00:33Z ago

Agreed! The only tangible relic of old code is usually the code itself - not those long-forgotten constraints you describe, which are likely just as important. Code doesn’t exist in a vacuum, and if caring less about the code itself lets you care more about the constraints and context around it, I think that’s useful!

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