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Month: April 2018

Code Entropy

Code Entropy

Just like in chemistry, code and software projects experience a gradual decline to disorder. I first came across the idea of code entropy while reading The Pragmatic Programmer, but I’ve seen the process happen in many of the projects I’ve joined or worked on. Normally, when entropy is brought up, it’s to encourage good engineering practices. Refactoring of code and sound design and structure of the code is thought to prevent decay. I think these things help, but can’t prevent…

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