Write Code as If You Had to Support It for the Rest of Your Life

O'Reilly Media
Aug 17, 2020 · 3 min read

Editor’s Note: Yuriy Zubarev is one of the dozens of expert programmers who shared wisdom learned from his years of experience as a software developer in 97 Things Every Programmer Should Know. Yuriy’s advice is simple but essential: code has a life beyond you, and thinking of the longevity of your code is key to its survival, and your success as a programmer. We’d love to know if you agree.

You could ask 97 people what every programmer should know and do, and you might hear back 97 distinct answers. This could be both…