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Alex ChiouTech Lead @ Robinhood, Meta, Course Hero

Fake "Clean Code" Shortcuts

A lot of software engineers want shortcuts: They want to find the optimal tech stack, programming language, and framework to slot into their code so it's automatically the best and they have conquered code quality. Unfortunately, that's just not how code quality works. This lesson will teach you:

  • Why having truly good code quality is so, so hard and more about building up fundamental technical skills
  • How to have a proper senior engineer mentality around "clean code" and how to extend a codebase
  • Common fake "clean code" shortcuts that engineers desperately want to believe but ultimately aren't true (often stemming from obsession with FAANG and Big Tech)