Healthy working environments like this are great.
Tom Bartel blogs on this in regards to more junior developers. He talks about Tom DeMarco’s ideas of a “safe” work environment.
In an unsafe environment, people are not likely to let themselves be thrust into a position of inexperience. — Tom DeMarco
Thanks Bill. I’ve struggled with this same thing. The company I work for sells our software directly to end users. When I push for getting rid of technical debt and cleaning up the code, I get the big SmackDown: “Clean code provides ZERO value to the user.” Bloodied, bruised and tongue-tied, I’ve caved in to that thought, trying to work out how to…