Why Learning Assembly Language Is Still a Good Idea

14 May 2004

Interesting article by Randall Hydeover at ONLamp.com on writing good code:The world is full of case studies outlining software engineering disasters. Almost every programmer has had to work on a project involving “less than stellar” source code that was difficult to read and maintain. On rare occasion, some programmers get the opportunity to work on a well-designed system, an awe-inspiring piece of craftsmanship that usually produces the exclamation, “This is truly great code!”Clearly, professional software engineers should strive to achieve this level of greatness in all their code. But the real question is, “What makes code great?” Simply “meeting specifications” is not how one writes great code…read the article