YouTube is the place you go for a quick tutorial but 2 hours later find yourself watching the latest K-pop sensation and wondering how you got there. But sometimes, you also stumble upon a video that is just <chef’s kiss>.
This 2017 NDC conference talk “Clean Coders Hate What Happens to Your Code When You Use These Enterprise Programming Tricks” is exactly that. If you have ever worked on any enterprise software, you will laugh, cry, and nod in agreement for the whole hour.
Here are just some highlights for SAP developers.
- Reusability also creates dependencies: think unreleased function modules and using data types from random unrelated packages.
- What should be in the comments? Many digital swords have been broken on this battlefield.
- “All roads lead to Stack Overflow” but “not all roads are well-cleaned”. Yes! SAP Community is great but YMMV on following the advice of random strangers.
- “Programming by coincidence” and “Programming by superstition”. “No, we always maintain Ship-to at the header level”, sounds familiar? Business users are such liars! And there is the whole set of “ABAP urban legends” that lots of code is based on.
Schedule a meeting with yourself and enjoy this fine presentation. Your programming (or development?) will never be the same. JP
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