Common Clean Code Challenges
These are common challenges people face when gaining expertise in clean code. Tackling these challenges head-on can help you learn this skill quicker.I'm a junior software engineer working on a team with experienced developers. I often receive feedback on my code reviews that my code is not clean and lacks organization. I struggle with understanding what exactly constitutes clean code and how to implement it in my work. What are some best practices and guidelines I can follow to write clean code? How can I make my code more organized and readable for others?I'm a software engineer working on a legacy codebase. The codebase is poorly structured and lacks consistency, making it difficult to understand and maintain. I often find myself spending a lot of time deciphering the code and making sense of its logic. This friction is slowing down my development process and impacting my productivity. How can I refactor the codebase to improve its structure and readability without introducing new problems?Work on your own challenge with the Practica AI Coach
Curated Learning Resources
- Making Wrong Code Look WrongJoel provides examples that explain an overall framework for clean code: "Getting the right information collocated all together in the same place on screen in your code lets you see certain types of problems and fix them right away."
- Write code that is easy to delete, not easy to extendTef discusses some nuances in writing code that can be easily deleted: copy-paste, boilerplate, code modules, and how to add new code that is isolated from old code.