Livable Code With Sarah Mei
Is your code the kind of cluttered house you might find on a reality TV show? Or the kind of sleek, minimalist house you might find in a architectural magazine. Neither one sounds like a place you could comfortably live. Sarah Mei joins the podcast to talk about Livable Code, what makes a codebase livable, how to negotiate tension between junior and senior developers and how Rails deals with developer happiness.
01:33 - What is meant by “Livable Code”?
04:25 - Where does codebase abstraction go wrong?
05:41 - What makes a codebase livable?
09:16 - Calibrating the Right Level for Your Team: Retrospective Meetings
12:22 - Principles of a Codebase
18:21 - Alleviating Tension Between Junior and Senior Developers
22:57 - The Goal of Career Development
26:42 - Guiding Architecture Choices on a Team
30:37 - Does testing help?
34:23 - Programmer Happiness
39:01 - The Right Design For Your Codebase is Subjective