Clean Code: Explanation, Benefits & Books

What is clean code?

This article I want to start with a very good quote: “Any fool can write code that a computer can understand. Good programmers write code that humans can understand1.” — Martin Fowler. This quote very good explains the essence of clean coding.

8 reasons why clean code matters

1. Clearness
It’s easy to forget that each line of code software developers write is likely to be read many times by humans during its lifetime. These humans are usually co-workers. They’re busy fixing bugs and adding features. Therefore each developer should take care of the code and make it as clean and clear as possible. Developers are like authors, great authors are known for writing books that tell a clear, compelling story. They use chapters, headings, and paragraphs to clearly organize their thoughts and painlessly guide their reader. Developers work in a very similar system, but simply use different words of namespaces, classes, and methods.

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