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Who said programs were supposed to be pretty?

chris webster
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Great talk online from Brian Foote exploring why so much real-world software seems to look like the "big ball of mud", the various efforts to deal with this perceived problem and whether there is even any benefit in aiming for beautiful code.

http://www.infoq.com/presentations/Who-Ever-Said-Programs-Were-Supposed-to-be-Pretty


No more Blub for me, thank you, Vicar.
 
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