Slow Code Movement
Modelled after the slow food movement.
Let's take our time, create maintainable code, one simple thing at a time.
As I get older, I wonder if I am simply getting slower. But then I realise that understanding the context, the environment and picking the right actions is not actually moving slower. Its just less activity.
If I had to throw in a slight dig, its that when we are in the business of making seven-league boots, we do not need to sprint.
For example, last week, I was digging into a codebase, and it looked to everyone like there was a lot of code to bang out. But I wanted to understand the whole process, where things were, and I just dug around. And suddenly realised what we all should have realised during "planning". Two lines of code and we had what we wanted.
Slower. Less code. But better.
So the slow code movement.
Its better to walk in seven league boots, than to run faster.