Stop sharing code

Sharing code is overrated and it’s abused as the solution to code repetition. What’s the alternative? The answer is related to cohesion, code hotspots, and the law of proximity.

Luís Soares
Jun 27 · 6 min read


Cohesion refers to the degree to which the elements inside a module (e.g. a class) belong together. High cohesion means all the code in a module is related; low cohesion means that the module contains unrelated pieces of code.