Always leave the campground cleaner than you found it - Rule 005

August 16, 2023 •

Sometimes things become messy due to several reasons. We mitigate this by implementing the campground rule. This rule in software development emphasizes the importance of leaving the code in a better state than you found it, just like the Boy Scouts leave their campsites clean. This involves making improvements, cleaning up the code, improve the code quality, organization, and documentation. This ensures the codebase continues to evolve without accumulating unnecessary complexity. Whenever we do our work, we ensure that we improve on it. We do this by;

  • Making one more test
  • Removing redundant code
  • Simplifying the process if you see fit
  • Improving naming and many more.

This rule is part of our collaborative approach and commitment to excellence.

See previous rule Fail but improve - Rule 004