Beware the Share

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It was my first project at the company. I'd just finished my degree and was anxious to prove myself - staying late every day going through the existing code. As I worked through my first feature, I took extra care to put in place everything I had learned - commenting, logging, pulling out shared libraries where possible, the works. The code review that I had felt so ready for came as a rude awakening - reuse was frowned upon!

How could this be? All through college reuse was held up as the epitome of quality software engineering. All the articles I had read, the textbooks, the seasoned software professionals who taught me - was it all wrong?

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By Udi Dahan

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