Code Runway

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What if there was a Project Runway or even an American Chopper show for programming... what would be the (minimal set of) qualities to judge on?

  • Elegance (of algorithm, of code)
  • Simple flow
  • Attention to detail (corner cases)
  • Efficiency
  • Scalability
  • "It Just Works"
  • ... hmm, what else?


Srikanth Thunga says:

Why the if when there is

though there is nothing on TV as of now as they cant show 100s of geeky guys slamming on their keyboards and acting weirdly(as seen by non techies) to get things done :D

Suman says:

Software Engg.

Pramod Biligiri says:

Have you included this?: Being the first to get a working output, and how much faster you got it compared to the next competitor.

Rafeek says:

In business what usually matters is how fast to get the required result, so long as the result is the objective. Rest of things, nice if it will make getting the result any faster!

Swaroop says:

@Srikanth : TopCoder doesn't take efficiency or elegance into account.

@Srikanth, @Pramod, @Rafeek : Excellent point. In business-speak, I think they call it 'Time to market'. I agree that getting the program working on time is very important.