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Fractal architecture - Mark Seemann - NDC London 2022

Duration : 00:54:31

Mark Seaman gave a talk on software development productivity, addressing the problem of developers feeling less productive than theyd like to be, with managers and stakeholders believing they arent as productive as they should be. One of the reasons for the lack of productivity is spending a lot of time reading existing code. To illustrate this point, Seaman used a graph showing a 10:1 ratio of code reading to writing. While software vendors may offer solutions to help developers write code more efficiently, Seaman believes the biggest elephant in the room is readability, and tackling this issue can significantly increase overall productivity. However, determining what makes code readable is subjective, and discussions based on opinions wont move the discussion forward.