Not everyone was a scout in his youth. Most of programmers, however, have probably heard of the Boy Scout Rule in software development. But can you name a few of the activities that are part of that rule? When I started to explore this topic, looking for what exactly needs to be done to say "I just applied the boy scout rule", I only found one thing: "Leave your code better than you found it" - everyone quotes Uncle Bob. But what does it mean? What am I supposed to do exactly?
September 9th, 2020