Don’t Aim for Quality, Aim for Speed

by | Sep 29, 2019 | Voxxed Days Cluj-Napoca 2019

Yegor Bugayenko is a founder and CEO of Zerocracy, which replaces annoying bosses with AI bots; an OOP fundamentalist; an author of “Elegant Objects” book series; a provocative blogger at yegor256.com; a hands-on Java programmer; a creator of Cactoos, Takes Framework, JCabi, and Rultor; a philanthropist donating four thousand dollars annualy to an open source award.

Yegor truly believes that quality is not what programmers should care about. They must care only about speed—close tasks as soon as possible— which means make money. Won’t this attitude ruin the project and turn the code base into a mess? Yes, it will. If the project doesn’t care about its quality either. There must be a permanent conflict between a project and its programmers: 1) the project must be configured to reject anything that lowers the quality of its artifacts and 2) programmers must be interested in making changes to those artifacts. The project cares about the quality, the programmers care about fast delivery of modifications. Yegor wrote about this here.