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Slowing Down Makes You Faster, Here’s How

TLDR

If you introduce poorly written code and don’t refactor your work, whether you realise it or not you are invisibly slowing yourself down and making your life harder. Refactoring is fun, it makes your code faster, it makes you faster at writing code, you write more maintainable code, and it helps you write better code in the first place once you’ve had to clean up after yourself.

Tech debt is invisible glue and as you add more of it to your code base with each unchecked commit, your progress will eventually grind to a sticky halt. …

Nicholas Lillywhite

Budding Data Practitioner and ML Engineer. Otherwise you'll find me surfing, cooking, reading. Always looking for feedback and requests!

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