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The Software Craftsman: Professionalism, Pragmatism, Pride by Sandro Mancuso

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4. The Software Craftsmanship Attitude

If we think that a piece of code we wrote some time in the past is still good enough today, it means we didn’t learn anything since.

For us, software craftsmen, caring about and being proud of the work we do is a given. Constantly finding ways to become better professionals is a lifetime commitment. Satisfying and helping our customers to achieve what they want to achieve, in the most efficient way, is our main goal. Sharing our knowledge with less-experienced software craftsmen is our moral obligation.

A few years ago, I was speaking to a colleague of mine. We had joined the company at roughly the same time, hired at the same position, and worked in a project together for almost one year. Since we were ...

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