Tuesday, 9 September 2008

Article: Idioms and Idiosyncrasies

The latest issue of Better Software magazine is out now, and I've written this month's Code Craft column. (And yes, it is a huge coincidence that the column has the same name as my book!) (Aside: I have no idea why Amazon continually switches between the right cover image for the book and an incorrect one. Flipping technology).

Here's the synopsis:
As programmers, we are not merely engineering drones; we are also artisans. The act of programming involves as much artistry as it does technicality. When we craft great software, we naturally use language idioms help to show the elegance, beauty, and artistry of a piece of code. But sometimes the desire for beautiful idiomatic code can trip us up.
You can read it online here.

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