Seven deadly sins – Joe Armstrong

1. Code even you cannot understand a week after you wrote it – no comments written in the code
2. Code with no specifications
3. Code that is shipped as soon as it runs and before it is beautiful
4. Code with added features
5. Code that is very very fast very very obscure and incorrect
6. Code that is not beautiful
7. Code that you wrote without understanding the problem


It is all about the numbers

The justification game runs like this –

Our film is great, a super-hit; look at the box-office numbers
Democracy is thriving; look at the election turnout
IPL is great; look at the crowd in the stadium
Economy is doing great; watch the rising bull market
We are the best in media; look at the number of awards/readers
We run the best coaching institute; look at our number of students in IIT!!