Webdev: the times, they are a changin'

S. Dale Morrey sdalemorrey at gmail.com
Wed Apr 18 20:26:30 MDT 2012


> My only problem with the Scala/Liftweb solution is this: nobody I am
> ever going to hand that off to is going to look at me with joy in their
> eyes at the wonderful state of things that I have left them.  Nobody.
> They might, in a best case scenario, thank me later for forcing them to
> learn something new that turned out well.  It would be silly of me to
> expect as such, and it's more likely to be scorn they will then pass on
> to anyone else I know and this is called bad PR.
>
> Maintainability is important for more than just you if you work with
> more than just you.
>
Arguably the same could be said of Ruby, Perl, Python or any of a myriad of
languages and frameworks.  Maintanability is key but that's what proper
design, comments and documentation are for.

Case in point.  Ever had code you wrote a couple of months ago, you went
back and looked at and now you have no clue anymore how or why it works?


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