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How to save a kitten by writing clean code

Some great coding tips written down by Joeri Timmermans on the Intracto blog.

As a developer it’s your duty to take good care of your code. It’s not enough for your code to work, you also have to make sure it’s well written and readable. If we spend 10 times more time reading code versus actually writing it, this means the readability of your code is directly related to your output and the output of your co-workers. So providing cheaper reads will not only create happier co-workers, but also increase the productivity of your whole team.


Freek Van der Herten is a partner and developer at Spatie, an Antwerp based company that specializes in creating web apps with Laravel. After hours he writes about modern PHP and Laravel on this blog. When not coding he’s probably rehearsing with his kraut rock band.