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I assume you are not allowed to use “magic numbers” in code because your clueless manager read about it somewhere. So he or she can’t explain it, because they don’t understand what it means. Any sentence containing “never” is wrong. Without exception. (Hope you figure out the problem with this statement). If I notice you are using “magic constants” I will ...


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But in some complicated situations would it better for a tech leader to add some citations for his/her rules? Yes, of course. If someone just says "never do x" or "always do y" without ever explaining the thinking behind it, then it is just "magic", and you'll never be able to generalize the benefits. Instead, explain why it's ...


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There's a quote out there that I can't find, but it says something along the lines of a senior engineer's job is to make more senior engineers. The same is true of anyone in a leadership position. Their function is to influence and guide individuals and groups to make the group stronger and better. Even if it's not formally in their job description, if they ...


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