O'Reilly's created a brand new website devoted to the topics in our new book "Beautiful Code" at http://beautifulcode.oreillynet.com.
We give you the opportunity to discuss the book's projects and to contribute information about other projects that illustrate coding artistry.
The lead programmer for the Beautiful Code website is Michael Feathers, a popular author and expert in Agile Programming who contributed the chapter "Framework for Integrated Test: Beauty through Fragility."
In a recent post, Feathers writes: "When I was a younger programmer, I felt guilty about being a neat-freak. It was a selective obsession.
There I was, sitting in my office with stacks of papers and books covering every available space, but I was oblivious to it. As long as my code looked great, I could shut out the chaos around me: the towering stacks of dead tree that could've toppled and crushed me if I had sneezed."
Feathers continues, "I don't know why I felt bad about being that way, but in retrospect, I think that I felt that I was wasting time caring about neatness in code. It took me a couple of years to figure out that the ergonomics of code matter, and that the time you spend decluttering your code can declutter your thoughts as well."
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