The software industry spends a lot of time arguing about code quality. This is a talk about the flaws in our collective assumptions about “good code”, and how that flawed reasoning has snowballed to deleterious effect in individuals, on teams, in our community, and throughout the industry. The original, full-length abstract tells a slightly fuller story about the origins of the talk.

The video above was recorded by Confreaks when presented at RailsConf 2015 on April 23. The slides can be viewed on SpeakerDeck.

Justin Searls

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Double Agent
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Agent 002
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