18 Jun '12, 10pm

Do you ponder what to name things in your code?

This guest post is by Evan Light a test-obsessed developer, the author of several rarely used gems, and the curator of Ruby DCamp. When he’s not a talking head at conferences, he’s usually working at home as a freelance developer remotely mentoring a developer, working for one or more startups, playing with open source, keeping his wife and four cats company, hacking nonsensically, talking at people on the internet, and/or attempting to lose weight (or any combination of the above). What else do you do when you live 3 hours from civilization? Why should I care? “The hell with clean code!1 , you say. “I’ve got stuff to get done!” You beat on keys for a while. Characters appear. The characters don’t make a lot of sense but, hey, the compiler compiles it or the virtual machine interprets it. Things happen. Eventually, an application emerges. Success? Hell no! Most of the time...

Full article: http://rubylearning.com/blog/2011/11/30/do-you-ponder-wha...

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